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Swing Kids (2018)

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In this swinging musical drama set during the Korean War, the soldiers at a POW camp plan a tap show to distract both themselves and the prisoners from the hardships of war. Led by a former Broadway dancer and a rebellious North Korean soldier, the band of prisoners find a new sense of freedom in dancing.

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The history of this camp is actually true... I just wish somebody made a better movie about it.

September 12, 2019 | Full Review…

By the end, fancifully snappy dance numbers vie with grisly bullet ballet for top setpiece honors: Kang stages both with aplomb, leaving audiences caught between crying and cheering.

December 24, 2018 | Full Review…
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"Swing Kids" is such a dizzying, anachronistic mash-up of genres and cultures -- tap-dancing musical, violent war movie, social-justice drama, and slapstick comedy -- that it deserves respect, even if it falls short as it strains to cover all these bases.

December 21, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Though a bit longer than necessary, the movie tells an engaging, enjoyable story, peppered with impressive dance numbers.

December 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The plot's light and dark elements... start clashing halfway through this overlong feature and never resolve.

December 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The film does for the Korean War what Life Is Beautiful did for the Holocaust - it injects verve and fun into very grim subject matter.

July 3, 2019 | Full Review…

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