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75
You could think of Larry Clark's Wassup Rockers as "Ferris Velasquez's Day Off."
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
Somehow, this rollicking day in the life of a band of skateboarding Latino punk-rockers doesn't exude the voyeuristic smarm of previous Clark forays.
75
Chicago Tribune
Very different than "Kids." Where the earlier film was exhausting in its nihilism, the latest retains a good-natured charm.
63
The main characters may be refreshingly cliché-free, but almost everyone they meet in Beverly Hills is a stilted cartoon.
63
New York Post
Could have been a spiky culture clash. When it tries to shock us with its alleged realism, though, it is entirely a bore.
58
Entertainment Weekly
The sexy, scruffy, neo-Warriors pageantry of ghetto teen hunger would have been a lot more vital if Clark didn't have such a class-war chip on his shoulder.
50
New York Daily News
Some moments of off-the-cuff beauty aren't enough to mask the creepy heart of Larry Clark's latest look at outcast kids.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
Ultimately more laughable than illuminating, at times approaching a level of camp commensurate with John Waters.
50
ReelViews
Wassup Rockers is amateurish, but without the redeeming qualities found in "Kids" and "Bully."
38
It's hard to believe this shoddy, dishonest mess is Clark's sixth feature film, and not the unpromising debut of a rank amateur.
25
The result is a well-intentioned mess -- a dishonest fantasy that begins with promise and gets more frustrating with every scene.

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