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Hipsters (2011)




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Hipsters is a lavish, candy-colored musical set in Cold War Russia circa 1955. It tells the story of a communist party youth, Mels (named after Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin), whose life is changed when he encounters Moscow's vibrant underground, American influenced jazz scene and the non-conformist kids, Hipsters, who inhabit it. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International
Directed By: ,
Written By: Yuri Korotkov, Valeriy Todorovskiy, Yuriy Korotkov
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On DVD: Feb 19, 2013
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Critic Reviews for Hipsters

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (14)

What is... wondrous, the chief repression that we see-and hear-is Stalinist hatred of jazz and American hip clothes.

Full Review… | June 19, 2013
The New Republic
Top Critic

'Hipsters" practically vibrates with zeal and joy.

Full Review… | May 3, 2012
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's taken the Russian musical "Hipsters" four years to reach America. That's all right. It may take audiences four years to recover.

Full Review… | April 12, 2012
Boston Globe
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A candy-colored confection with a dark, bittersweet center.

Full Review… | April 6, 2012
Washington Post
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Are you ready for a bright and breezy musical comedy from Russia?

Full Review… | February 24, 2012
New York Post
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An endearing curiosity that, at 125 minutes, is as badly in need of a trim as the hair of its comically coiffed dandies.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Hipsters


Hairspray in the USSR; i.e., fun and bright, but with stakes. Visual candy, catchy tunes, Lovers in a Dangerous Time plot, and only a touch heavy-handed in its political statement. Wobbles toward the end, but how many musicals don't? Eye-opening work... I kind of loved it.

Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

I was unsure how the "Musical" portion of this film would work, but it rarely detracted from the film.

I borrowed this film from my local library, having never heard anything about it, but figuring since it was a musical, it was worth a shot. I got a lot more than I expected. Despite the subtitles, I really enjoyed it and thought the cinematography was fantastic. It's a little far-fetched, but... hello? It's a musical. That's kind of the point. Overall I had a really good time watching this movie.

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