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      Blast Beat

      Released May 21, 2021 1h 45m Drama TRAILER for Blast Beat: Trailer 1 List Blast Beat: Trailer 1 Blast Beat: Trailer 1 2:19 View more videos
      61% Tomatometer 18 Reviews 75% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings On the cusp of the year 2000, Colombian brothers Carly (Mateo Arias) and Mateo (Moises Arias) prepare to move to the United States for their last years of high school. Metalhead Carly has his heart set on attending the Georgia Aerospace Institute and working for NASA, while his supportive parents (Diane Guerrero and Wilmer Valderrama) seize the chance to escape the political turmoil in Colombia and chase the American Dream. At first, Mateo is the only one to express any cynicism, but when the reality of their new life sinks in, the family struggles to adapt as their expectations are shattered. When events threaten to derail their future, Carly's dream becomes his only lifeline. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Angie Han FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) It's grounded in sincere emotion and very thoughtful in its exploration of the American Dream. Jun 2, 2021 Full Review Nick Allen RogerEbert.com The film wants to talk about so many topics, and yet it ends up shortchanging all of them so that it can make for one massive emotional scene after the next. Feb 1, 2020 Full Review Amy Nicholson Variety "Blast Beat" powers through its clichés by cranking up a soundtrack of Synapticide and the Eastside Boyz. Rated: B- Jan 31, 2020 Full Review Josh Parham Next Best Picture The filmmaking aesthetics start strong, but soon the energy dissipates, and the execution is generally flat. Rated: 5/10 Jun 5, 2022 Full Review Rosa Parra Latinx Lens The sibling rivalry dynamic carries this film along with a unique element not normally associated with a Latino story, metal music. A reminder that Latinos aren't a monolith and the every immigrant story is unique. Rated: 3.5/5 Aug 15, 2021 Full Review Carla Hay Culture Mix The movie has some flaws (including an ending that's just a little too rushed), but Blast Beat overall will make a memorable impression on viewers of this unique immigrant family story. May 29, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Kyle M One of the most earnestly resonating pictures on immigration and the struggles and dreams that follows, with unflinching realism under expressive apparatus tensely brewed by unexpected powerhouse performances from the Arias brothers discovering their peaked capabilities. (B+) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/13/23 Full Review Audience Member A fun ride. Characters didn't feel like movie characters I've seen in countless other films, it felt fresh. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis On the cusp of the year 2000, Colombian brothers Carly (Mateo Arias) and Mateo (Moises Arias) prepare to move to the United States for their last years of high school. Metalhead Carly has his heart set on attending the Georgia Aerospace Institute and working for NASA, while his supportive parents (Diane Guerrero and Wilmer Valderrama) seize the chance to escape the political turmoil in Colombia and chase the American Dream. At first, Mateo is the only one to express any cynicism, but when the reality of their new life sinks in, the family struggles to adapt as their expectations are shattered. When events threaten to derail their future, Carly's dream becomes his only lifeline.
      Director
      Esteban Arango
      Producer
      Ty Walker, Charles D. King, Poppy Hanks, Erick Castrillon
      Screenwriter
      Esteban Arango, Erick Castrillon
      Distributor
      Vertical Entertainment
      Production Co
      AG Studios, MACRO
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 21, 2021, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 21, 2021
      Runtime
      1h 45m
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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