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Hedwig and the Angry Inch Reviews

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December 4, 2016
One of the few modern movie musicals that deserves to stand alongside the classics of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
August 25, 2015
Most movie musicals often use songs to create an exaggerated exterior of polished images, but here is one that uses them to reveal honesty that seems too painful to explain in mere conversation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 25, 2014
...a swath of glittery eye shadow splashed across mainstream American movie screens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 20, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" is an important cultural touchstone for the LGBT community and a thrilling discovery for everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
September 24, 2010
A ball of gender confusion, Biblical allegories and Eastern European politics -one of those would be a tricky subtext for a 90-minute rock opera. But the songs marry Jim Steinman's grandeur to the Stooges' sweat and spit, with a deft, tender screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 24, 2010
Mitchell's performance as Hedwig remains one of the best of modern times -- the character is by turns sexy, scary, outrageous, obnoxious, pitiable and vulnerable -- and it anchors a movie that landed on my list of the 10 best films of the 2000s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 16, 2010
One of the most delightful surprises of 2001, and it has lost none of its charm or its surprising power in the intervening years.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 20, 2008
Those expecting a rockin' good time are likely to be left cold by this screen translation, which despite some imaginative packaging too often proves a drag in more than the sartorial sense.
September 17, 2007
Anyone who has ever felt discarded, disenfranchised, or just plain dissed will find in Hedwig a lot to hook into.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 30, 2006
Definitely recommended for those looking for something different.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 4, 2006
Mitchell's successful screen version of his acclaimed play, which feature one of the most original hero(ine), benefits immeasurably from the skills of his producer Christine Vachon and production designer Therese DePrez.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Despite the creator/actor/director's energetic efforts, the material never feels comfortable in its new form.
December 6, 2005
And they said the movie musical was dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 21, 2003
What more do you want?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 30, 2002
Brilliantly acted, moving, darkly funny, and featuring some terrific songs, this has everything you could possibly want from a transsexual, post-punk, neo glam rock opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2002
For all her flamboyance, Hedwig is a poignant and lovable character in Mr. Mitchell's portrayal, and a heck of a lot more interesting than most of the movie heroines we've met this summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 15, 2002
Es imposible no reconocer sus méritos, y la estética lograda vale cualquier recomendación.
September 10, 2002
A wonderfully twisted comedy doubling with insightful, moving drama and a collection of original musical numbers to die for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 12, 2002
A colorful, high-energy rock show ... But it also has a poignant side.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 3, 2002
It was so visceral and inherently theatrical off Broadway that at first I thought it was a terrible mistake to commit it to film. But, in one of those rare unforseeable happy endings...
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