Wassup Rockers R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: November 21, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Alchemy / Millennium
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , , , , , , , &
Directed by
Music by
Screenwriting by
Produced by , , , , &
Executive Production by

Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten38%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 53

Upright64%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 8,683
What might have been a fascinating, intimate portrait turns into something much less compelling when Clark tries to impose a sex-and-action-packed narrative on the proceedings. Full Review
Washington Post
Jul 6, 2006
Rating: D- -- Boredom is the loftiest running theme in Larry Clark's films, and "Wassup Rockers" (imagine asking to buy a ticket for that title) takes dullness to a new low. Full Review
ColeSmithey.com
Apr 23, 2009
So often called exploitative, Clark instinctively avoids exploitation where most filmmakers plunge in, showing both the terrors and joys of the kids' inner city existence without amplifying them into dramatic hooks. Full Review
Senses of Cinema
Oct 16, 2018
Rating: C- -- It was hard to keep awake during all the tedium. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dec 4, 2006
...a sharply observed look at juvenile rebellion
Denton Record-Chronicle
Aug 31, 2006
3 stars out of 5 -- [P]epped by the punky soundtrack, Clark's gentle, carefree approach again tickles out fresh, intimate insights into US urban youth.
Total Film
May 1, 2007
Clark's warmest, loosest work yet, but it would have been better if the director had realized he didn't need to make us hate everyone else in order to get us to love these little dudes. Full Review
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Sep 12, 2010

Product Description:

In 1995, photographer Larry Clark burst onto the indie scene with the controversial KIDS, a tough, realistic look at a group of teenagers hanging around the seamier side of New York City, getting involved in sex and drugs amid the AIDS crisis. A decade later, Clark (BULLY, KEN PARK) went across the country to make WASSUP ROCKERS, about a group of Latino teenagers experimenting with sex, playing and listening to punk rock, dressing in their own style, and looking for the perfect place to skateboard. The seven teens, led by Jonathan (Jonathan Velasquez), take two buses to get to Beverly Hills High, where they start boarding down difficult steps. They are excited when two white students, Jade (Laura Cellner) and Nikki (Jessica Steinbaum), invite them to their house, but they are soon on the run after being harassed by a racist cop (Chris Neville). They make it to the huge house, but they have to take off again when Jade and Nikki's rich white male friends catch them there, sending them off on a perilous journey through ritzy Beverly Hills as they try to get back to South Central--what one of them proudly calls the Ghetto. No matter how hard the kids try, they are unable to avoid violence; it is too entrenched in their dangerous world. In this gritty urban drama of class conflict, racism, and boys just trying to be boys, Clark displays how deep the ills of society still go, all set to a raging punk soundtrack featuring songs by such bands as South Central Riot Squad, the Remains, Moral Decay, and the Retaliators.

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