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  • Summary: This profile of inner-city life follows three teenage girls, best friends and members of their school's marching band, through the hot August streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. 100
    It's an astonishing movie, with a real-life feel.
  2. This modest film has virtues that come out of nowhere. It takes familiar material and develops it with such tact and skill that we find ourselves moved and sort of amazed at the same time.
  3. The three stars communicate the fears and dreams and frustrations of teenage girls with subtlety, sensitivity and dignity.
  4. 80
    Best of all is the supporting performance of The Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band, a real group of high-school musicians in which the three girls all perform.
  5. 75
    Has an assured air, rich with scenes of affection, anger and reconciliation, along with moments of unfeigned humor.
  6. That it all seems improvised on the spot (it was not) is testament to the power of a film that trusts its characters, its actors and its ultimate goal.
  7. 30
    One of those movies that you continue to pull for even after it becomes clear that it isn't very good.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2

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