Reviews

Oct 14, 2020
The spirit of old-fashioned coming-of-age fare roars in director Angel Manuel Soto's sun-dappled Charm City Kings.
Oct 10, 2020
A really engaging story worth watching for the performances.
Oct 10, 2020
Ultimately, Charm City Kings passes the Baltimore smell test, which is saying a lot.
Oct 8, 2020
In its view of a world where kids make their own fun and also, sometimes, their own bad choices, it rings true.
Oct 8, 2020
Overall, it's a film that is not great but just fine.
Oct 8, 2020
[It's] hitting predictable beats like it was upshifting an ATV's gears, from getting sucked into the game to bad decisions and bodies dropping.
Oct 8, 2020
The best parts of Charm City Kings pulse with emotional and physical energy, most of it courtesy of Winston and Meek Mill.
Oct 8, 2020
A slick, appealing blend of summertime coming-of-ager and cautionary crime thriller.
Oct 8, 2020
Things happen and then more things happen, little of it surprising.
Oct 7, 2020
The film looks for an emotional payoff by continually upping the stakes of its main character's self-destructive short-term thinking.
Oct 7, 2020
Charm City Kings distinguishes itself from similar fare not just through its location and eye-popping bikes but also with the believably imperfect people that populate it.
Feb 1, 2020
Charm City Kings is an incredible triumph from a slew of fresh talent, including director Soto and his leads.
Jan 31, 2020
Unable to harness the story's potential, the filmmakers instead deliver a mostly canned movie that flatlines 20 minutes before it comes to an end.
Jan 31, 2020
Guided by Angel Manuel Soto's slick direction and a breakthrough performance from Jahi Di'Allo Winston, the movie works overtime to energize real-world struggles with the thrill of street life.
Jan 31, 2020
The film clangs like too many people took a wrench to the script.
Jan 29, 2020
With themes that sit at a three-way intersection of teen angst, toxic masculinity deconstruction and racial marginalization, Charm City Kings is one of the most impressive films of the year.
Jan 28, 2020
Charm City Kings is a powerful coming of age story expressing freedom and danger, love and grief, and the pitfalls of childhood heroes.