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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
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
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
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
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
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

This is a well-constructed, enlightening documentary about a challenging period in music and society at large. Whether you are a Hole or Nirvana fan or not, check it out.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: B+

April 22, 2012
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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This keenly-observed, if generically-assembled, Grunge-era doc tells the Hole story through the eyes of its successfully rehabbed drummer.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

April 13, 2012
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Gripping documentary about the rise, fall and recovery of charismatic Hole drummer Patty Schemel looks at so much more along the bumpy way.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

April 13, 2012
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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"Hit So Hard" is the touching story of how and why Ms. Schemel ended up in her own private hell and how and why she made her way out again into the world of sunshine, sobriety and puppy dogs.

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

April 12, 2012
Brian Orndorf

For outsiders, Schemel's story is actually quite inspirational, detailing admirable personal growth and acceptance while clinging to a forceful musical gift.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B+

April 12, 2012

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