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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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. 100
    The movie's triumph is that we experience the ending, in which the three girls go mostly separate ways, not as a defeat but as a transition still open to possibilities.
  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
    One girl's melancholy (beautifully expressed by actress Kerry Washington) is a response to a fractured romance.
  5. 75
    Has an assured air, rich with scenes of affection, anger and reconciliation, along with moments of unfeigned humor.
  6. The movie's soul isn't its plot but the relationships among the girls.
  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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