Sing Street

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
Sing Street Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 13+

Brilliant (if edgy) musical drama celebrates creativity.

PG-13 2016 106 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 8 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Brilliant feel-good musical drama has excellent characters, great soundtrack

Sing Street is thoughtful, uplifting, and uniquely poignant, with excellent role models (though teenagers smoke), wonderful characters, a superb soundtrack and one rollercoaster ride of a story. For young teenagers--especially those interested in music--this is an excellent choice. There is, however, slightly more swearing than in your average PG-13 movie ("s--t," "f----t," a use of "f--k") plus mild innuendos (discussion of an affair; a woman takes out what appears to a vibrator but she isn't seen actually using it). Some scenes depict characters exhibiting racism and homophobia that's surprising albeit accurate for the time period. Despite some iffy content, it'll resonate perfectly with a teenage audience.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 12+

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Once Poster Image

    Once

    Sweet, romantic musical hits all the right notes.

    age 13+
  • Almost Famous Poster Image

    Almost Famous

    Great, but lots of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.

    age 16+
  • School of Rock Poster Image

    School of Rock

    Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.

    age 11+
  • Begin Again Poster Image

    Begin Again

    Music-heavy film explores reinvention and forgiveness.

    age 14+

Character Strengths

Find more movies that help kids build character.

  • Child cross country skiing
    Perseverance
    See all

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon image of a microphone
    Music and Sing-Along
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate