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Hairspray Reviews

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November 30, 2007
Though colorful, cheery and energetic, there's something missing from this song-and-dance routine.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 26, 2007
Travolta as bosomy mom Edna in perky fat suit, with flab-infatuated spouse Walken never far behind, pretty much steals the show from everybody else as he impressively shakes his bountiful booty across the dance floor.
November 19, 2007
On almost every level, Hairspray surpasses expectations and is probably one of the best studio musicals to come out in years.
November 7, 2007
...how can you not like a movie in which John Travolta and Christopher Walken sing a love song to each other? And you believe it!
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 31, 2007
Infectiously fun musical with a message.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 22, 2007
The main point of a movie musical is the song and dance, and that's where the relentlessly happy "Hairspray" packs a knockout punch.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 21, 2007
If this film doesn't have a smile on your face by the grand finale, I'd hate to think what kind of day you're having.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 13, 2007
Unlike many of the hairdos on display in the film, "Hairspray" is anything but stiff.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
September 12, 2007
One of those stage-to-film adaptations that leave very little doubt that as good as everything is in the film, it was consistently better on stage.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 7, 2007
I actually can't remember the last time a movie opening made me so cheerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2007
Thinking big is exactly what this extravaganza of a musical does to perfection, as it brings the Broadway musical hit to the screen with aerosol cans filled with energy, joy and star power
August 31, 2007
...[a] refreshingly jubilant spin on filmmaker Waters' classic tongue-in-cheek tune-maker Hairspray...spirited pizzazz and a peppy ode to retro-artistic sentimentality
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
August 29, 2007
The young and old cast division creates a colourful world of people and ideals. It's an abstraction of an era made resonant, contemporary, and purely joyful.
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August 29, 2007
Unlike Eddie Murphy's exploitively unfunny attempts at fat and female, John Travolta makes his character absolutely endearing and charming by playing it relatively low-key.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2007
Refrescante e inolvidable ejemplo de lo que debe ser un musical. Shankman revive el espíritu de los musicales de antaño, con una cinta llena de color, energía y corazón.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
August 16, 2007
Hairspray is a frothy musical about the deep topics of hate due to race, weight, or background, and of course following your dream and your heart. It couldn't be more positive if it had an extra proton, and it's hilarious and beautifully done. Please, s
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 11, 2007
When Blonsky dances, it's embarrassing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
August 4, 2007
This is born-again anti-establishmentarianism.
August 4, 2007
The cast's flair and strength in depth are a joy to behold, allowing this movie to glide right over its flaws.
August 2, 2007
Zac Efron, the star of the popular Disney Channel production "High School Musical," is a triple threat on screen. As I sat in the theatre and listened to the audience and their reactions I couldn't help but think this guy could turn out to be this generat
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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