Hairspray Reviews

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Prairie Miller
November 26, 2007
Travolta as bosomy mom Edna in perky fat suit, with flab-infatuated spouse Walken never far behind, pretty much steals the show from everybody else as he impressively shakes his bountiful booty across the dance floor.
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
November 19, 2007
On almost every level, Hairspray surpasses expectations and is probably one of the best studio musicals to come out in years.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 7, 2007 can you not like a movie in which John Travolta and Christopher Walken sing a love song to each other? And you believe it!
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 31, 2007
Infectiously fun musical with a message.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 22, 2007
The main point of a movie musical is the song and dance, and that's where the relentlessly happy "Hairspray" packs a knockout punch.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Roger Tennis
September 13, 2007
Unlike many of the hairdos on display in the film, "Hairspray" is anything but stiff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007
One of those stage-to-film adaptations that leave very little doubt that as good as everything is in the film, it was consistently better on stage.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
September 7, 2007
I actually can't remember the last time a movie opening made me so cheerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 6, 2007
Thinking big is exactly what this extravaganza of a musical does to perfection, as it brings the Broadway musical hit to the screen with aerosol cans filled with energy, joy and star power
Frank Ochieng
August 31, 2007
...[a] refreshingly jubilant spin on filmmaker Waters' classic tongue-in-cheek tune-maker Hairspray...spirited pizzazz and a peppy ode to retro-artistic sentimentality
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 29, 2007
The young and old cast division creates a colourful world of people and ideals. It's an abstraction of an era made resonant, contemporary, and purely joyful.
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
August 29, 2007
Unlike Eddie Murphy's exploitively unfunny attempts at fat and female, John Travolta makes his character absolutely endearing and charming by playing it relatively low-key.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2007
Refrescante e inolvidable ejemplo de lo que debe ser un musical. Shankman revive el espíritu de los musicales de antaño, con una cinta llena de color, energía y corazón.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 16, 2007
Hairspray is a frothy musical about the deep topics of hate due to race, weight, or background, and of course following your dream and your heart. It couldn't be more positive if it had an extra proton, and it's hilarious and beautifully done. Please, s
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tony Medley
August 11, 2007
When Blonsky dances, it's embarrassing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Michael Wade Simpson
August 4, 2007
This is born-again anti-establishmentarianism.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
August 2, 2007
Zac Efron, the star of the popular Disney Channel production "High School Musical," is a triple threat on screen. As I sat in the theatre and listened to the audience and their reactions I couldn't help but think this guy could turn out to be this generat
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kyle Smith
July 31, 2007
Fellas, there are going to be a lot of little hotties at this movie. Here is an ideal place to catch them off-duty, their hair up in scrunchies. No, it won't turn you gay.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
July 31, 2007
Near perfectly coiffed as a bit of fluffy summer escapism
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
David D'Arcy
Screen International
July 31, 2007
As an adaptation of an adaptation, Hairspray beats the odds against turning a musical based on a film into a credible movie.
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