Colma: The Musical Reviews

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.
October 12, 2007
A winning amalgam of MySpace-ish self-involvement, digital video immediacy and 'Hey kids, let's put on a show' gumption.
July 12, 2007
Suburban teenage frustration: Didn't it always go down best with a salty side of Journey? Or the Smiths?
July 10, 2007
A little rough around the edges, this likable movie is filled with adolescent angst, youthful energy and hope.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 22, 2007
Deserves to be seen for its sheer originality and audacity.
September 27, 2006
There is more wit, energy and imagination in any one frame of director Richard Wong and writer-composer-star H.P. Mendoza's original screen musical than in an entire decade's worth of lame Hollywood attempts to revivify the genre.