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  • Summary: In 1939, Nazi Germany declares war on freedom and demands conformity from its youth. But a group calling themselves Swing Kids rebel with their "swing music" from America. (Hollywood Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 7 out of 20
  1. Mr. Carter's intelligent, straight-forward style and the good performances of the young actors prohibit hooting at the story's completely American approach to a German story. [11 Mar 1993]
  2. The movie is a somber, smoothly crafted drama about a wily adolescent who senses there's something rotten going on in his country but can't quite put a finger on it.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeff Dawson
    60
    For its historical detail and recognition that teenagers were around long before James Dean sparked up a Marlboro, this film deserves some credit.
  4. Swing Kids looks good and moves quickly at first; later on, mired in familiar-feeling moments, it flounders
  5. Reviewed by: Stephen Hunter
    42
    Swing Kids really doesn't go anywhere. [05 Mar 1993]
  6. Except for that music and a bit of the acting, Swing Kids is unsatisfactory from just about every point of view. [05 Mar 1993]
  7. 10
    It's a moralistic muddle with only one message: If Disney wants to make movies about Germans, it should restrict its efforts to German shepherds.

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