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The Crash Reel (2013)

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Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the ... See full summary »

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Lucy Walker
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Pearce ... Self
Shaun White ... Self
Mason Aguirre ... Self
Daniel Amen Daniel Amen ... Self
Sarah Burke ... Self
Rory Bushfield ... Self
Danny Davis Danny Davis ... Self
Kyla Donnelly Kyla Donnelly ... Self
Ellery Hollingsworth Ellery Hollingsworth ... Self
C.R. Johnson C.R. Johnson ... Self (as CR Johnson)
Scotty Lago Scotty Lago ... Self
Jack Mitrani Jack Mitrani ... Self
Luke Mitrani Luke Mitrani ... Self
Stephen Murray Stephen Murray ... Self
Adam Pearce Adam Pearce ... Self
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Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, pushing one another to ever more dangerous tricks, until Kevin crashes on a Park City half-pipe, barely surviving. As Kevin recovers from his injury, Shaun wins Gold. Now all Kevin wants to do is get on his snowboard again, even though medics and family fear this could kill him. We also celebrate Sarah Burke who crashed in Park City and died January 19, 2012. Written by Anonymous

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The film also premiered at the X Games on January 23, 2013 in Aspen as the first ever movie to play as a featured part of the event. See more »

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Written by Scott Hansen
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An endearing protagonist makes this a watchable doc for all
6 February 2014 | by torbi-2See all my reviews

All the synopses of this movie stress the rivalry between Shaun White and Kevin Pearce but I felt this documentary had very little to do with White (and the actual "rivalry" seemed very one sided). The footage (quality and volume) is admirable, but I wish the narrative was a little more focused. Is it a documentary about Kevin's struggle? Or about the snowboarding community? Or about the danger of extreme sports? If it's trying to be all three, I really wish they pointed the lens at the real culprit: events like the X-Games that celebrate and instigate athletes to do bigger, faster and more dangerous tricks in pursuit of glory. I appreciated the patience of this documentary, compiling footage over 4 years to follow Kevin's personal arc from desperate to return to what he believes makes him whole, to an understanding that he is not (and never will be) the person he was before the accident. He's an endearing protagonist, so this was a very watchable film.


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