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Hunky Dory Reviews

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Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio

A lyrically and emotionally intense coming of age tale. Touching on a teacher's struggle against the educational establishment in a search for the liberating musical self-expression of her students.

Full Review Source: WBAI Radio

March 29, 2013
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Although not perfect, 'Hunky Dory' offers much to admire. For example, the film's glorious finale almost took my breath away.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

March 22, 2013
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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At various moments this endearing but sudsy movie, which spills all over the place, evokes "High School Musical," "Glee" and "Billy Elliot."

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

March 21, 2013
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Enthusiasm carries the day in this paint-by-numbers period tale, which is just charming enough to coast on its own clichés.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

March 21, 2013
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An appealing drama set in Wales in 1976 about a high school rock opera version of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 20, 2013
Pete Vonder Haar
Village Voice
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Surprisingly, it's not bad.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 19, 2013
Paul Gallagher
The List

There's at least one sub-plot too many, but audiences willing to suspend disbelief will be swept up as the greatest high school band in the history of music perform an impeccable selection of hits.

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

April 18, 2012
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Heartfelt interpretations of Seventies rock are only part of the appeal of nostalgia-drenched high school drama.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

April 18, 2012
Anthony Quinn
Independent

The earnest playing of the orchestra and the lo-fi warbling touch the heart in a way that a more polished production might not.

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

April 17, 2012
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman

If Hunky is hellishly clunky, it's also good-hearted and well-intentioned with some laughs and decent tunes.

Full Review Source: Scotsman

April 17, 2012
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy

The kids' final performance is a high note -- rousing and true; final proof that you don't need tidy resolutions to spin a lasting memory.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 3/5

April 17, 2012
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

It's all very lovely and very sad. Cynics need not apply. Aging softies will almost certainly yield to Evans's warm sensibilities.

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

March 19, 2012
Jason Best
Movie Talk

Driver, dialling down her movie star glamour and sporting a credible Welsh accent, is winningly down to earth.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

March 5, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

The movie isn't bad. Driver is an attractive presence, and it isn't her fault that at times she appears unbearably smug and self-righteous.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

March 4, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Although the film loses focus for a while around two-thirds of the way in, it ends as a well-rounded study of youthful apathy, anger and ambition mixed in with a degree of sexual awakening appropriate for the time.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 4/5

March 2, 2012

Liverpool Echo

The trials and tribulations are familiar and the resolution predictable, but the film has a sweetness and sincerity that's charming.

Full Review Source: Liverpool Echo

March 2, 2012
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

In some respects the picture tries too hard to be too many different things, and Driver's Viv feels underwritten, but the nostalgic, toe-tapping atmosphere and likeable characters carry the day.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

March 1, 2012
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror [UK]

Think a Welsh blend of Glee and School of Rock, with a great soundtrack and young cast led by the terrific Aneurin Barnard as talented but troubled student Davey.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

March 1, 2012
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

In its goofy way, Hunky Dory is likable, and Robert Pugh is good as the gruff headmaster, drafted in to play Prospero.

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

March 1, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Thank Heaven for biggish girls like star Minnie Driver. She at least, playing the show-directing teacher with spirit, wit and sass, gives Hunky Dory some funky-dory ebullience.

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

March 1, 2012
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