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Poor Boyz films always convey a whole ton of attitude, but it’s the right type of attitude.   Their skiers push it hard on the hills to stomp the bejeezus out of whatever they do.   In that tradition, “Revolver” pulls no punches.  The action is continuous and even with interview segues the pace is barely slowed.  Sammy Carlson opens it all throwing 1080s off jumps with impunity followed by JP Auclair ripping it on every type of terrain possible to Canada’s other national anthem: that’s right, Rush’s “2112” opening movements.  If that doesn’t stoke your fire then watch Mike Henitiuk, Leigh Powis, Matt Walker and LJ Strenio do huge urban damage in Edmonton using the bungee cord sling-shot technique. It’s just plain wicked.  Poor Boyz regulars Dane Tudor, Pep Fujas and Charley Ager also kill it here.   And if the skiers rule, you have to give some props to the crew behind the cameras.  Poor Boyz’ Director/editors Tyler Hamlet and Jeff Thomas are developing a really sweet style to their film-making.  The edits convey the full-on energy of free-skiing and this film just grabs your face and holds on for the duration. The shots are gorgeous and, when they use it, the colour-saturation effect (that, to be fair, can be seen in other ski films) makes the picture “pop”.  Add to that a music selection so good that after you’re done viewing the movie you could still put it on as a mix-tape.  “Revolver” is a sick flick that’s going to boost the reps of its starring athletes in big ways.    By Mark “The Attorney General” Quail

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Revolver, 3.5 out of 5 based on 3 ratings
Reviewed by AttorneyGeneral on May 15, 2011

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