Buena Vista Pictures | Release Date: March 5, 1993 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
39
METASCORE
Generally unfavorable reviews based on 20 Critics
Positive:
4
Mixed:
9
Negative:
7
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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]
50
It's earnest but shallow, and condescends to the youth market it's obviously designed for. [05 Mar 1993]
50
Yet for all its faults and limitations, Swing Kids is not necessarily easy to forget. [05 Mar 1993]
50
This senior-class Cabaret is just a TV after-school special with a better soundtrack. [05 Mar 1993]
42
Baltimore SunStephen Hunter
Swing Kids really doesn't go anywhere. [05 Mar 1993]
38
It's Footloose Loose In The Third Reich and, even with your expectations kept knee-high to a kindergarten, you might have at least hoped for some finger-poppin' music and a few great dance scenes. Sorry. Here, too, things come up short. [05 Mar 1993]
30
Except for that music and a bit of the acting, Swing Kids is unsatisfactory from just about every point of view. [05 Mar 1993]
25
It's amazingly suspenseless and devoid of substance. [05 Mar 1993]
25
None of the characters has been written with any personality, and none of the actors succeeds in discovering any. [05 Mar 1993]