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High Strung

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Michael Damian

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About the Movie

Ruby is a dancer from the Midwest on scholarship, living her first day in New York City. Johnnie is a British musician, playing for money in the subway tunnels. Ruby’s world is classical and disciplined; Johnnie’s is improvisational and street smart. When a hip-hop battle gone wrong throws these two artists together, they immediately clash but can’t deny it when sparks begin to fly. Their lives quickly get entangled in the pitfalls that come with competing in New York City. With the help of a dynamic dance crew called The SwitchSteps, Ruby and Johnnie must find a way to save Ruby’s scholarship and keep Johnnie from being deported. In an action-packed extravaganza combining cutting edge hip-hop with contemporary and classical dance, the two must navigate their opposing worlds and prepare for a competition where winning or losing will change their lives forever.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 8
  • Fresh: 6
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 6.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The story strings pearls of performance on the flimsiest of plots. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Apr 7, 2016

Fresh: What it loses in thematic richness, the uncynical High Strung makes up for in pure joy. – Robyn Bahr, Village Voice, Apr 5, 2016

Fresh: Sure, this is all a familiar tune - but it's still catchy. – Sara Stewart, New York Post, Apr 7, 2016

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Customer Reviews


This movie is awesome! I loved the performances, music, and the dancing, as well as the plot! It is a great family movie! I rented it and now i'm going to buy it! I wish I knew about this movie when it went to the theaters! Loved it! 2 thumbs up and 5 stars!!!

Simply beautiful

The concept is an interesting twist on the dance movie genre, and though most of the actors are unknown, the performances are quite good. The dancing and music are fantastic! And the end scene is spectacular. Really a beautiful piece of work on its own.


A really beautiful film! A movie that I could genuinely watch over and over again! I am really glad that I bought it!!!

High Strung
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2016

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