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Hit So Hard Reviews

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Terry Staunton
Radio Times

When the film does (eventually) focus on Schemel herself, it provides a fascinating insight into the pressures of the music business and a cautionary tale of life in the fast lane.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 22, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Watching this overlong movie is a painful experience.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

November 18, 2012
Matt Looker

While this film documents drummer Patty Schemel's struggle with drug addiction, you can't help but feel that her main role in rock 'n' roll history has been as a first-hand witness to events more important and interesting than her own story.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2012
Rich Cline

Hole drummer Patty Schemel's feisty personality infuses this fast-paced film, which not only documents her rollercoaster experiences with drug addition but also provides a lucid exploration of the Seattle grunge scene.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 16, 2012
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Hit So Hard allows her to look back in candour as she reflects on her career and life ...

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

November 16, 2012
Derek Malcolm
This is London

There's not enough of the music on view and the film would be a more effective portrait of that era if Ebersole had edited it more effectively.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

November 16, 2012
Alex Zane
Sun Online

Sadly, the film loses focus far too often but it's never far from illustrating why drugs and rock 'n' roll have always gone hand in hand.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 3/5

November 16, 2012
Andy Tweddle
Little White Lies

Hit so-so hard.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

November 15, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

Hit So Hard is a good title for the film. Courtney Love looks like someone determined to carry on doing the hitting.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

November 15, 2012

As Hit So Hard broadens out to talk about Schemel's sexuality, it does offer some astute observations on the history of women in rock.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 3/5

November 15, 2012
Matthew Turner

An entertaining and ultimately powerful and moving rockumentary that's something of a must-see for fans of grunge music and remains equally enjoyable for newcomers.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

November 15, 2012
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

A carefully constructed survivor's tale.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

November 13, 2012
Matt Glasby
Total Film

What hits hardest is how, without Cobain's talent, grunge's veneration of self-obsession/destruction really curdles.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 2/5

November 6, 2012
Lauren Mayberry
The List

Schemel herself, now six years sober, comes across so well, addressing incredibly sensitive issues in a self-effacing and honest manner.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 3/5

October 29, 2012
Gene Stout
Seattle Times
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The torturous tale of a remarkable survivor of the grunge era - the troubled but talented drummer for Courtney Love's band, Hole.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 24, 2012
Shawn Levy

Ebersole combines frank interviews with Schemel, her family and friends, and her bandmates to assemble this portrait of a talented woman dealing with the weighty pressures of the rock world, the drug world, and her own sexuality.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B-

May 23, 2012
Tal Rosenberg
Chicago Reader
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Choppy camerawork, sloppy editing, and lack of a coherent narrative structure make for a frustrating viewing experience.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 11, 2012
David Malitz
Washington Post
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Ebersole pieces things together in a workmanlike way, but the tacky supertitles and camera effects often create a bit of an amateur feel.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

May 11, 2012
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Patty Schemel "lived through this." Once you witness what that "this" was, feel free to follow that up with a "wow."

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

May 4, 2012
David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
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An absorbing, educational, sad, humorous and ultimately uplifting film that is easily accessible and entertaining even for those not familiar with the grunge rock scene, or with the considerable role that Schemel played in that milieu.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

April 26, 2012
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