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By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Stirring coming-of-age story has language, violence.

Movie NR 2019 109 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

Love this movie!

Great story... great acting! Anthony Anderson really showed how much of a great 'actor' he is and not just a comedian. Loved it!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 13+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Made with earnestness, care, and complex characters, this film nicely combines familiar themes of coming of age and redemption with a dynamic urban setting to deliver a satisfying story. Television stars Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) and Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) get a chance to stretch here, and both of them are terrific, as are the featured players. Aduba's role as a grieving and conflicted mom is particularly affecting. Fans of the hip-hop genre will have to decide for themselves whether the music is as good as the characters in Beats and the story say it is.

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