High Strung

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Hip-hop and classical artists stop, collaborate, and learn.

PG 2016 95 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 15+

Averge/good movie

This movie is free on youtube. Its a good movie, but not the best. Has great violin playing and dances. Appropriate for ages 15 +
age 16+

This movie is a GREAT combination of art and romance which is hard to pull off. The acting could have improved but the overall story and production was amazing in more ways than i can explain. The performance is for sure gonna keep you speechless and the high production they put in was beyond my expectation for this movie.

To families this is a movie to watch for all ages and it could even inspire kids and parents into dancing . The value of art is portrayed in this movie beautifully. I think everyone should watch this movie.

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