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      Let It Shine

      TV-G 2012 1 hr. 41 min. Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 84% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A teenage rapper (Tyler James Williams) must use his musical talent to battle his nemesis (Brandon Mychal Smith) and win the girl (Coco Jones) of his dreams. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member I loved this movie growing up! There is also amazing music and the actors are so talented. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/12/23 Full Review kondwani suprix J It teaches me how to work on my skill and win the girl of my dreams Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/02/23 Full Review Audience Member The songs have some bangers in them. always so fun to listen to them. the songs have some fire roasts and clever rhymes. this is not at 5 stars because I feel bad for how stupid Cyrus is. Glad he gets some common sense at the end not to be an asshole :) Love it! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review christopher c. m This is clearly a hip hop version of the Cyrano de Bergerac story. Cyrus is clearly Cyrano and Roxi like literally short for Roxanne. Not sure why we needed two antagonists in this. Cyrus's Conservative Christian dad who hates rap and a bully pompous arrogant rival. Lastly, it's kind of slow. Not to the point of boring, but it does lag in several places. But honestly, I am not a fan of rap and avoided this for awhile. But after seeing it. I liked it a lot more than I thought and I would and would recommend it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Let it Shine breathes new life to the DCOM musical formula adding rap and the values of church giving the story incredible depth.The characters are uniquely realized and have such chemistry within the group. This movie feels grounded and fleshed out making it stand tall in the DCOM cannon. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member It is a great musical movie defiantly a must see if someone in the family loves all types of music!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Lesley M. Smith PopMatters Let It Shine sometimes zings, thanks to excellent acting by Tyler James Williams in the Cyrano role (here, Cyrus DeBarge) and a starry soundtrack melding hip-hop, gospel, and rap. Sep 27, 2019 Full Review Rob Owen Pittsburgh Post-Gazette [A]n enjoyably upbeat TV movie set in the worlds of hip-hop, rap and gospel music. Sep 27, 2019 Full Review Emily Ashby Common Sense Media [A] quality movie the whole family can enjoy. Rated: 4/5 Sep 26, 2019 Full Review James Plath Movie Metropolis If these kids did their own singing, they've got bright futures ahead of them. Rated: 6/10 Aug 7, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A teenage rapper (Tyler James Williams) must use his musical talent to battle his nemesis (Brandon Mychal Smith) and win the girl (Coco Jones) of his dreams.
      Director
      Paul Hoen
      Screenwriter
      Eric Daniel, Don D. Scott
      Production Co
      GWave Productions
      Rating
      TV-G
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 5, 2016
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