Swing Kids
Swing Kids (1993)

In 1939 Hamburg, Germany, a group of teenagers express their rebellion against Adolph Hitler's Nazi regime through their affection for American swing music, British fashion, and Harlem slang. American and British big-band jazz records… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 5, 1993
DVD Release Date: September 3, 2002
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Intense conflict in coming-of-age movie set in Nazi Germany.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Largely overlooked, but very effective

Scott Weinberg

Worth it for the musical sequences, but not much more than that.

Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

A tepid, pretentious melodrama that happens to contain a few rousing dance-hall sequences.

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Kevin A. Ranson

Why, God?

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Just listen to the premise and you can clearly deduce your enjoyment of this film: teenagers in Nazi occupied Germany rebel through their obsession with swing… More
Byron Brubaker
A great movie! Excellent performances. Explores the question, Why do people become so filled with hate. A man like Hitler capitalized on the German… More
Elvira B
Typical film you catch on a Thursday morning on Hallmark or something. Troublemaking kids love jazz and swing in Nazi Germany... then they're forced to… More
Jake Bart
Yes, that's right kids... The Nazi's were defeated by the power of DANCE. Of all the millions of stories you could tell about WW2 era Europe, this one… More
Curtis Lilly
A guy cuts his wrists with a record. The best parts are christian bale turning oh so nazi, and the dancing and music is great. The acting needs some help, as… More
Mike T.
Fascinating premise, but sloppy execution. The music and the dancing is great, but the cliche-swamped screenplay provides us with no character motivation or… More

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