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      Gleaming the Cube

      PG-13 Released Jan 13, 1989 1 hr. 45 min. Action List
      29% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 69% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score A California skateboarder (Christian Slater) solves and avenges the death of his adopted Vietnamese brother. Read More Read Less

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      Torin F More plotted than you might expect, GLEAMING THE CUBE combines solid skateboarding action with a sort of David and Goliath story. The thriller takes a few strange turns, but also tries for some California cultural complexity along the way, and is bolstered by the many things that make 80's movies so memorable, even if this one isn't exactly a "classic." Plus Christian Slater really is pretty cool. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/27/23 Full Review Carolina A Insanely shitty movie with insanely shitty writing. But it's fun to watch and everybody in the movie is INSANELY attractive. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/30/23 Full Review Seneca favorite movie of all time tbh. it's soo cheesy it's good Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/14/23 Full Review Huge Chrome P What looks on the surface to be a gimmicky romp trying to cash in on the extreme sports uprising of its time.....is just that. Somehow Gleaming the Cube is competent in all of its areas surrounding the skateboard motifs and puts forth a somewhat engaging little mystery. Although it's slogs through the middle portion of the film Gleaming the Cube no doubt picks up towards the end and the campy skateboard infused car chase is easy to embrace. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review scott p Best skateboarding movie of all time. Real skaters were in it, it's a fun 80's high school movie, only 80s high school movies seem to get high school and I wasn't in high school until the mid 90s. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I absolutely love this movie. I rented this so many times my mother refused to let us rent it ever again. Sure the story line was cheesy, but the skateboarding was awesome. I am glad I grew up in the 80s, this move brings back so many good memories of having a core group of friends and just being free and skateboarding. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 9, 2005 Full Review Caffeinated Clint Film Threat A Cool blast from the past that encompasses as many sensational skating sequences as it does cinematic suspense Jun 11, 2005 Full Review Alex Sandell Juicy Cerebellum Sucked then, sucks now. Rated: 1/5 May 9, 2005 Full Review Robin Clifford Reeling Reviews Rated: 3/5 Mar 9, 2004 Full Review Brian J. Arthurs Beach Reporter (Southern California) Rated: 2/5 Dec 6, 2002 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 2/5 Jul 29, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A California skateboarder (Christian Slater) solves and avenges the death of his adopted Vietnamese brother.
      Director
      Graeme Clifford
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Gladden Entertainment, David Foster Productions
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 13, 1989, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 16, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.5M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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