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Colma: The Musical Reviews

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July 6, 2007
The songs sound like they were recorded on a toy synthesizer in someone's basement, and neither of the two male leads can sing.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
July 5, 2007
This is a potentially brilliant scenario, so it's unfortunate that Colma pays so little attention to Colma; it may as well be set anywhere.
February 6, 2007
The bland sameness and numb predictability of life in Colma might make for adequate sociology, it makes for a poor antagonist
Full Review | Original Score: 59/100
August 23, 2017
. . . Colma: The Musical is sweet, odd and utterly charming.
July 6, 2007
An itty-bitty movie with a great big heart, Colma: The Musical is about how we learn to give voice -- joyfully, honestly, loudly -- to the truest parts of ourselves.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 23, 2007
Colma works because the filmmakers believe it can and aren't listening to anyone who tells them otherwise.Take a visit to Colma, you won't regret it.
June 22, 2007
Surprisingly delightful, hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 12, 2007
Colma is so blazingly original that it bursts off the screen with the sort of breathtaking energy that reminds you why you love movies in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 18, 2007
H.P. Mendoza's clever melodies and pointedly constructed rhymes rescue the movie from the detriments of its tired plot and unfocused pace.
September 27, 2006
Colma: The Musical is a great big surprise, a riotous, effervescent and even gritty treat
July 3, 2007
Wonderfully staged numbers -- a raucous song in a tavern, a lovely ballad sung in a cemetery with couples dancing through the tombstones -- that give this little indie a big heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2007
It's not a great film, but we sure enjoyed it more than many bigger films that try harder to convince us they're great.
July 10, 2007
A little rough around the edges, this likable movie is filled with adolescent angst, youthful energy and hope.
July 9, 2007
There hasn't been a movie that lays out the confusion and heartbreak of the first tentative steps into adulthood this mercilessly since Ghost World.
| Original Score: 4/5
June 26, 2007
breezy and irreverent in idiom, yet it examines with sometimes wry, but always unflinching, even brutal, honesty, the impact and consequences of emotional betrayal. And it does so without missing a beat, or a combination step.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 19, 2007
Richard Wong's DV-shot musical channels an earnest, let's-put-on-a-show-ethos into a melancholy celebration of the titular San Francisco suburb.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2007
After film versions of Dreamgirls and Rent, Colma: The Musical feels like a palette cleanser.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 25, 2007
Colma: the Musical makes up in heart what it lacks in glitz and real, singable songs.
July 12, 2007
Suburban teenage frustration: Didn't it always go down best with a salty side of Journey? Or the Smiths?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
May 21, 2006
Full of mirthful moments, the movie is a real crowd-pleaser ... and so long as the movie sings, it soars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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