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Hulu’s ‘Minding the Gap’ is a ‘heartbreaking’ skateboarding documentary with 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

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  • Critics are calling the Hulu documentary “Minding the
    Gap” one of the best movies of the year. 
  • The moving and challenging film compiles over 12 years
    of footage from director Bing Liu’s upbringing in
    Rockford, Illinois.

  • In the documentary, Liu “searches for
    correlations between his skateboarder friends’ turbulent
    upbringings and the complexities of modern-day
    masculinity.”


  • “Minding the Gap” currently has a 100% “fresh”
    rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


  • It’s available now on Hulu and in select
    theaters. 


Film critics are calling the Hulu original documentary “Minding
the Gap” one of the best movies of the year. 

The film compiles over 12 years of footage from director
Bing Liu’s upbringing in Rockford, Illinois, as Liu
“s
earches for correlations between his skateboarder
friends’ turbulent upbringings and the complexities of modern-day
masculinity,” per Hulu’s description
of the film.

“Minding the Gap” currently has a 100% “fresh”
rating
on the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, and film
critics have called the documentary both “raucous
and “heartbreaking.”

In
a review
for The Los Angeles Times, critic Justin Chang
labeled the film, “an intelligent and compassionate grappling
with some of the most painful issues presently haunting the body
politic: toxic masculinity and domestic violence, economic
depression and a deep, existential despair.”

“‘Minding the Gap’ is a personal documentary of the highest
sort, in which the film’s necessity to the filmmaker-and its
obstacles, its resistances, its emotional and moral demands on
him-are part of its very existence,” Richard Brody wrote in

a review
for The New Yorker. 

Liu, a first-time director, won the Sundance Award for
breakthrough filmmaking in the field of US documentary earlier
this year for the film, and Variety called it one of the
festival’s 10 best movies

The 100-minute doc is now available on
Hulu
and in screenings at select theaters
across the country. 

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