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Broadway Idiot Reviews

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October 10, 2013
This documentary by rookie director Doug Hamilton plays more like a featurette on an American Idiot DVD than a stand-alone film.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 8, 2013
Less a documentary than a video souvenir playbill.
October 11, 2013
If Broadway shows had DVD featurettes, the unexceptional documentary "Broadway Idiot" would be perfect for one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 17, 2013
"Broadway Idiot" has the controlled quality of something created to showcase the work and its participants only in the best possible light.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 10, 2013
Broadway Idiot [is] a spirited look at bringing American Idiot to the stage that lacks a strong narrative to propel it forward.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 11, 2013
In all, the film features too many interviews with folks saying the same things (summary: "We didn't know this was going to work") and too much behind-the-scenes material, but not enough music.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 17, 2013
Fans of Green Day might find it harder to get the same rush out of the band's music after watching this extended, self-congratulatory PR plug for the 2009 stage adaptation of their 2004 album, "American Idiot."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 22, 2016
Despite it ultimately being a glorified behind-the-scenes feature, it's easy to get excited and hope the American Idiot traveling company has your city on its tour.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 11, 2013
There are some emotionally stunning and candid moments in this documentary, and they unfold without seeming forced or staged.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 18, 2013
A tuneful, revealing, but superficial and undramatic documentary account of taking Green Day's "American Idiot" to Broadway.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 15, 2013
Vibrant & colorful. The documentary emphasizes the positive and tends to gloss over any backstage tensions. Still, it is a fine testament to a great modern musical.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 14, 2013
A film about both [creative] challenges and choices... Broadway Idiot does a good job of tapping into the source material's thick veins of feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 7, 2013
Hamilton can't go too far wrong because American Idiot is such a killer collection of songs.
October 17, 2013
"Broadway Idiot" is entertaining enough. Certainly if you're a Green Day fan, it's something close to essential. But it never goes too deeply into anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 10, 2013
As a chronicle of how one rock star slowly fell victim to the Broadway bug, it's kind of amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2013
Perhaps the highest compliment I can pay the film is to say this: I really want to see American Idiot on stage now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 9, 2013
For theater geeks, a key interest will be getting rare access to witness how a complex production comes together.
October 10, 2013
There's no doubt you'll leave the movie either wishing you'd seen the show, or glad you did.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2013
A pleasant if predictable documentary ...
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 17, 2013
A fast-paced, thoroughly entertaining if hardly trenchant show biz documentary ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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