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  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Yet for all its faults and limitations, Swing Kids is not necessarily easy to forget. [05 Mar 1993] show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    This senior-class Cabaret is just a TV after-school special with a better soundtrack. [05 Mar 1993] show more

  • 70
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    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] show more

  • 63
    TV Guide

    Despite energetic dance sequences and appealing leads, the film falls prey to pat psychologizing and some stunningly puerile notions of history. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Swing Kids has a multitude of problems, the most glaring of which is its loose treatment of history and the Nazis. show more

  • 38
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    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] show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The screenplay is so murky, indeed, that I was never sure whether the Kids hated the Hitler Youth lads because they were Nazis, or simply because they didn't swing. show more

  • 25
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    None of the characters has been written with any personality, and none of the actors succeeds in discovering any. [05 Mar 1993] show more

  • 25
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    It's amazingly suspenseless and devoid of substance. [05 Mar 1993] show more

  • 60
    Empire

    For its historical detail and recognition that teenagers were around long before James Dean sparked up a Marlboro, this film deserves some credit. show more

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