• NR
  • Documentary
75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
An eye-opening movie, both socially and politically.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A labor of love, Young Rebels is essential viewing for anyone who wants to stay ahead of the hip-hop curve.
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60

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
The documentary is short, vividly shot, and packed with interviews in which desperate young men and women let loose their personal philosophies. In fact, there's so much philosophizing that there's not much time left for rap.
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60

Village Voice

At least as sharp as "Buena Vista Social Club."
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60

The New York Times

By Lawrence Van Gelder
Though it could do with fewer talking-head interviews and more extended clips from these impassioned live performances, Young Rebels is essential viewing for anyone interested in rap music, free speech issues or the youth culture of contemporary Cuba.
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50

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
In striving simultaneously to cover the transplanted rap scene, sample a wide range of groups, and give an unbiased picture of Cuban society, helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who have hitherto worked in short-form, blur the overall shape of their picture.
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60 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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