Roll Bounce

Roll Bounce
Roll Bounce
  • PG-13
  • 1h 59m
  • 2005
Fresh65%
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It’s the summer of ’78 and if you’re looking for good times there is just one place to go: the local roller disco, where the music is hot, the girls are hotter, and the entire atmosphere is dynamite. Xavier Smith (Bow Wow), also known as X, is a young roller wiz who, along with his crew, once ruled supreme at their South Side of Chicago rink, the Palisades Gardens. But when the doors of their favorite hangout close, it marks the end of an era and the beginning of another that sees the boys venturing into completely foreign territory: the North Side’s swanky Sweetwater Roller Rink, with its sleek, well-to-do roller-boys and gorgeous girls in short-shorts. For X and his friends, Sweetwater is a brave new world that gives way to an impossible dream: to win the rink’s annual Roller Jam Skate-Off.
© 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh65%
Critics Consensus: Roll Bounce dazzles us with a classic late 1970's feel, but this coming of age film could have been more than just a spin around the roller rink.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly
Fresh

June 21, 2017
Dallas Morning News
Rotten

June 21, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Fresh

Sometimes a film wins you over with its sheer exuberance and sweetness.

March 13, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle
Peter Hartlaub
Fresh

It will remind you what it was like to be a teenager during the last few days of summer. And even...

June 21, 2017
Seattle Times
Ted Fry
Fresh

The end of the dismal summer movie season couldn't have been blessed with a more satisfying coda t...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
At times tedious, mostly fine for teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes sexual references (primarily, men or boys ogling tight-dressed women), crude humor (jokes about a girl wearing braces and other boyish shenanigans), and some language (including the "N" word). As a coming of age story, the movie focuses on the ways a family copes with the recent death of the mother. Father-son tensions eventually lead to a fight, where son smashes his dad's car with a crowbar, and then tearful reconciliation.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:September 23, 2005
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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