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Hairspray Reviews

Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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For a star-studded big-budget musical, Hairspray does a nice job of retaining the funky sweetness of the original.

Full Review Source: NPR.org

October 18, 2008
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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Bright, campy and wonderfully light, Hairspray reminds us that fun comes in all shapes and sizes. It's also one of the few 'event' movies this summer that doesn't outstay its welcome. That's worth singing about, no matter what your name is.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

July 28, 2007
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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Waters cultists have ample reason to be wary, but the film retains a surprisingly subversive edge that undercuts its blinding surface gloss.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

July 26, 2007
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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It's amiable, it's bouncy, it's got a sweet unknown in the lead flanked by a cast of bankable stars and, providing as it does an amiable and bouncy and sweet escape from a summer's worth of clunky blockbusters.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 20, 2007
John Moore
Denver Post
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Hairspray is an infectious aerosol comedy with nearly every hair in place.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 20, 2007
Lawson Taitte
Dallas Morning News
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Hairspray is one of the most enjoyable translations of a Broadway musical to the big screen ever.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A-

July 20, 2007
Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal
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The movie is a throwback to MGM musicals of the '50s. But it's a giddy, unselfconscious throwback. That in itself is refreshing.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 20, 2007
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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It's hard to keep a smile off your face and your toes from tapping during this unpretentious and spirited adaptation of the stage musical by director/choreographer Adam Shankman.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

July 20, 2007
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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At the risk of sounding as manic as Corny Collins, Baltimore's answer to Dick Clark, this latest screen incarnation is guaranteed to flip your wig.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 4/4

July 20, 2007
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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With its zesty dancing, strong performances, goofball details and sweet message of acceptance for all, Hairspray might just be this summer's happiest hit.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 20, 2007
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Enjoyable movies are released every week, but movies that have the capacity to delight -- movies like Hairspray -- are few and far between.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

July 20, 2007
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Adam Shankman's Hairspray is a great big sloppy kiss of entertainment for audiences weary of explosions, CGI effects and sequels, sequels, sequels.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/4

July 20, 2007
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Hairspray delivers an even bigger sugar rush than the hit Broadway musical, which had already expanded on the exuberance of the 1988 John Waters comedy that spawned it.

| Original Score: 3/4

July 20, 2007
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Marc Shaiman's peppy music conspires with Shankman's energized, retro-musical choreography to make for a giant cinematic grin -- a dimpled dental testament of faith in the powers of nice over nasty, tolerance over bigotry and aerosol over the ozone.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 20, 2007
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Hairspray is a wondrously entertaining ball of spunky musical numbers, talent set free and fun, fun, fun, with just enough of a message to make it sizzle all the more. Don't miss it.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B+

July 20, 2007
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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It is the most deliriously enjoyable movie in a summer that hasn't been exactly packed with old-fashioned moviegoing pleasure.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

July 20, 2007
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Hairspray is just plain fun.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 20, 2007
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Against all expectations, Hairspray turns out to be an explosion of industrial-strength good cheer, delivered by very smart show-biz pros with wit, passion, and a soupçon of dementia. Resistance is futile.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 20, 2007
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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John Travolta is no Divine. And this shiny musical just doesn't have the crazy, messy charm of John Waters' original.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

July 20, 2007
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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The vanity is difficult to ignore, but amazingly, the younger performers manage to do exactly that.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

July 20, 2007
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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What it offers isn't really a nostalgic look at a 'more innocent time' so much as a saucy wink at a casually vicious time that is constantly being sold to us as innocent.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 19, 2007
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Hairspray is a feel-good musical that, for a change, actually makes you feel good.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: A

July 19, 2007
Albert Williams
Chicago Reader
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With its wisecracking screenplay, period-perfect pop score, and Shankman's splashy choreography, this may be the funniest, dancingest screen musical since Singin' in the Rain.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 19, 2007
Dana Stevens
Slate
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Hairspray more than fulfills that most basic (but not easy) task of the movie musical: It leaves audiences frugging their way down the aisle.

Full Review Source: Slate

July 19, 2007
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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The movie pulsates with so much energy and excitement that it sometimes seems it will come bouncing off the screen. But then someone applies another layer of lacquer to their 'do, and the whole boisterous bouffant of a show somehow sticks together.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 4/4

July 19, 2007
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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This movie musical about the plus-sized white girl who shakes her way onto a segregated teen dance show and brings black high-schoolers with her is a laughing gas.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 19, 2007
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Hairspray is a playful, kitschy, sweet but snarky tribute to the era of sky-high bouffants, TV dance parties and desegregation.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

July 19, 2007
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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As mile-high-wig musicals go, the film version of Hairspray is less polished but more fun than Dreamgirls. Both are drag revues at heart, one funny, the other serious. I prefer the funny one.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

July 19, 2007
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
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Only a die-hard grump could resist the giddy charms of Hairspray.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 19, 2007
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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That Hairspray is good-hearted is no surprise. The surprise may be that this Hairspray, stuffed with shiny showstoppers, is actually good.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 19, 2007
Peter Marks
Washington Post
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The real star of this Hairspray is director-choreographer Adam Shankman.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 19, 2007
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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...Hairspray is a surprisingly effervescent ice cream soda of a musical, fizzing with sly comic performances and a bonanza of heel-thumping numbers.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

July 19, 2007
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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By the big finale, even homophobes will tap their feet. OK, maybe not. But the less close-minded are sure to respond. Hairspray has a beat. And you sure can dance to it.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

July 19, 2007
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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When Hairspray slows or stumbles, which it often does, the direction and choreography (both by Adam Shankman) pull it back together fast, and it keeps on trucking.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

July 18, 2007
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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More a reinvention than a retread, Hairspray is a pleasant surprise, a breath of fresh, whimsical air in a season that's been dominated by franchise entertainment.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

July 18, 2007
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Hairspray is a fizzy and delirious high-camp message-movie musical that may just turn out to be the happiest movie of the summer.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

July 18, 2007
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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An odd hybrid that lacks both the rambunctious energy of a live performance and the expressionistic pull of a great movie musical.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 17, 2007
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A rousing alternative in a marketplace packed with noisy, special-effects-heavy sequels, Hairspray is the best and most entertaining movie adaptation of a stage musical so far this century.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 4/4

July 17, 2007
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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No winking, no mugging -- just earnest, wholesome, knock-your-socks-off fun.

July 17, 2007
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's a toe-tapper to make your forget sashaying pirates, comic-book heroes, robot Camaros and cartoons. This is the movie event of the summer.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 5/5

July 17, 2007
Ben Walters
Time Out
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Though not as scabrous, as sharp or even as musically memorable as John Waters' original, it retains much of his filthy, big-hearted sensibility.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

July 17, 2007
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Hairspray exceeded my expectations and, while it isn't my favorite movie of the pool-and-beach season, it's enjoyable enough to earn a recommendation.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

July 16, 2007
David Ansen
Newsweek
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This bright, bouncy movie musical is a happy surprise, a candy-colored ode to outsiders that left me with a big grin.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

July 16, 2007
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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All of that is just done so well, and you just love the spirit of this.

July 16, 2007
David Denby
New Yorker
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Hairspray is perfectly pleasant -- I smiled to myself all the way through it -- but it's not as exhilarating as the show.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

July 16, 2007
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Adam Shankman's movie of the Broadway Hairspray gets better as it lumbers along, but there's something garish about its hustle -- it's like an elephant trumpeting in your face.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

July 16, 2007
Dennis Harvey
Variety
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It's one of the best Broadway-tuner adaptations in recent years -- yes, arguably even better than those Oscar-winning ones. Unpretentious, feel-good pic is low on histrionic diva wailing and MTV-style editing, high on retro movie-musical craftsmanship.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 30, 2007
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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John Travolta takes on John Waters in Hairspray, and the result is anything but a drag in this appealingly goofy, all-singing, all-dancing screen adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the 1988 film.

June 30, 2007
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