5.8/10
517
12 user 34 critic

Dragonslayer (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 13 March 2011 (USA)
Trailer
1:18 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Prime Video

Josh 'Skreech' Sandoval, a local skate legend and new father in Fullerton, California, has to come to terms with the fact that it's time to grow up and be responsible for his son and family.

Director:

Tristan Patterson
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Dragonslayer (1981)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom.

Director: Matthew Robbins
Stars: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson
DragonSlayer (2004)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In a time when dragons threatened mankind, there was only one man who fought against them all. His name is Tarragon. But things don't always turn out as they should...

Director: Robert Kuczera
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A chronicle of the life of furniture salesman turned bank robber Eddie Dodson.

Director: Tristan Patterson
Stars: Chloë Sevigny, Patricia Arquette, Constance Wu
The Last Dragonslayer (TV Movie 2016)
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In a fantasy world where magic is being superseded by technology, an orphaned teen discovers her destiny to become a dragonslayer.

Director: Jamie Magnus Stone
Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Matt Berry, Danielle Bjelic
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

When six teenage boys came together as a skateboarding team in the 1980s, they reinvented not only their chosen sport but themselves too - as they evolved from insecure outsiders to the most influential athletes in the field.

Director: Stacy Peralta
Stars: Tony Alva, Steve Caballero, Fred Durst
17 Blocks (2019)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Using two decades of intimate home video, the story of the Sanford family, whose struggles with addiction and gun violence eventually lead to a journey of love, loss, and acceptance.

Director: Davy Rothbart
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account of drugs and the dark side of ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Martin
Stars: Tas Pappas, Ben Pappas, Tommy Caudill
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 2014, 276 teenage girls came together for exams in Chibok, Nigeria -- by dawn, nearly all had disappeared and their school was burnt. Jessica, an escapee, shares her haunting account of a friendship violently interrupted by Boko Haram.

Director: Ifunanya Maduka
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Suitable Girl follows three young women in India struggling to maintain their identities and follow their dreams amid intense pressure to get married. The film examines the women's complex relationship with marriage, family, and society.

Directors: Sarita Khurana, Smriti Mundhra
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Gabo Arora, Saschka Unseld
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A mercenary with a three-bladed sword rediscovers his royal heritage's dangerous future when he is recruited to help a princess foil the designs of a brutal tyrant and a powerful sorcerer in conquering a land.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Lee Horsley, Kathleen Beller, Simon MacCorkindale
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Mykki Blanco gets drugged up, hunts for octopus and transforms into a goddess.

Director: Tristan Patterson
Stars: Mykki Blanco
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Josh 'Skreech' Sandoval Josh 'Skreech' Sandoval ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

Directed by Tristan Patterson and executive produced by indie-maverick Christine Vachon, DRAGONSLAYER is the Grand Jury Prize winner for Best Documentary Feature at SXSW 2011, and is the second feature to be released theatrically by Drag City following Harmony Korine's Trash Humpers. DRAGONSLAYER documents the transgressions of a lost skate punk falling in love in the stagnant suburbs of Fullerton, California in the aftermath of America's economic collapse. Taking the viewer through a golden SoCal haze of broken homes, abandoned swimming pools and stray glimpses of unusual beauty, DRAGONSLAYER captures the life and times of Josh "Skreech" Sandoval, a local skate legend and new father, as his endless summer finally collides with the future. Set to the alternately roaring and dreamy soundtrack of bands from the indie labels Mexican Summer and Kemado Records-including Best Coast, Bipolar Bear, Children, Dungen, Eddy Current and the Suppression Ring, Golden Triangle, Jacuzzi Boys, Little ... Written by The Management

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The future of a nation lies in the strength of its youth.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sárkányölő See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Glorified Skate Video
29 May 2011 | by TheSchmooSee all my reviews

People want to pretend like this film is original filmmaking, when it's just a skate video with hints of documentary in it. At times I felt like I was watching "Life Remote Control" from Exit Through the Gift Shop, it was so manic. That's not a mark of genius, it's a sign of novice. And, despite what supporters of this film want to say - it does matter who your subject it. Josh Sandoval is a talentless, one-trick loser and isn't worthy of 70 minutes of my attention, neither is this ridiculous, dying sub-culture that he belongs to. I could go out and make some 'who cares?' doc about a hobo then, or any of the millions of other losers out there, but what's the point?

There's no redemption here for Josh, he just continues on the same aimless trajectory throughout and despite all this, the film still treats him like he's the man. "Oh, watch him skate!" The credits even have "Starring Josh Sandoval", which I think is telling as well.

Lastly, the countdown method employed in the film is lame and makes it feel twice as long.


11 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed