Beat Street
Beat Street (1984)

Jon Chardiet plays a Puerto Rican youth who targets subway walls for his graffiti renderings. For a while, it looks as though Chardiet's problems will carry the plotline, but before long the film's true raison d'etre comes to… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 8, 1984
DVD Release Date: April 15, 2003
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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Holds up pretty well as one of the few hip hop musicals and a neat time capsule when hip hop was growing and still on the fringes of the mainstream.

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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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