Beat Street
Beat Street (1984)

This film chronicles the problems of an inner-city Puerto Rican youth who spends a good share of his time as a subway graffiti artist, and follows the staging of a huge break-dancing show. Quite popular when first released, it now simply… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 15, 2003
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Glenn Dunks

Like the best films of its kind, Beat Street isn't simply a glorified music video, but rather a celebration of the bond between artists and an examination of a culture that goes unappreciated and misrepresented.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Interesting way of looking at a long-dead culture first coming to life.

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Cassandra Maples
Without doubt Beat Street is the best film about the breakin scene. Everything about it is spot on,the clothes (puma),the music and most importantly the… More
Mark Hobin
Bronx teens who display their graffiti skills want to be seen as artists, not vandals. Too bad someone vandalized the script.

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