Hairspray - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Hairspray Reviews
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
Sean Axmaker
November 30, 2007
To borrow a phrase from Waters' original movie, it's got a good beat and you can dance to it.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 25, 2007
Maybe it's because my expectations were high, maybe it's because I'm such a fan of the original "Hairspray," or perhaps it's my utter obsession with everything Brittany Snow, but [this] is damn good...
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Entertainment Weekly
November 22, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: C
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
November 19, 2007
New Line's 2-disc 'Shake & Shimmy' edition offers a bevy of enticing and entertaining supplements that complement the film and provide greater incentive to seek it out.
Prairie Miller
November 17, 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.
Kam Williams
November 16, 2007
A safe, self-congratulatory fantasy which revisits the civil rights era not for a valuable history lesson but for an escapist, syrupy sweet, sing-a-long trip down memory lane to an unrecognizable, Hollywood utopia that never existed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
November 11, 2007
I haven't felt so upbeat and laughed out loud so much for a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 7, 2007 hardly takes a minute to breathe and leaves one rather exhausted by the end from laughing and toe-tapping.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Phillip Duncan
July 4, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5