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Hedwig and the Angry Inch Reviews

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Brandon Judell
April 14, 2002
multitudes seem to be going wild over Hedwig from Sundance to Berlin. Maybe this is the decade of the botched singing sex change. If so, it's nothing to complain about.
Jeffrey Gantz
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
For me, too, Mitchell is more affecting as a Dietrich-like chanteuse looking for love; as a rocker he's just one more shouter. But his presence carries this film.
Leigh Johnson
March 2, 2002
Mitchell, who wrote, directed and starred in both the film version and the hit off-Broadway play, captivates in the title role, creating a perfect blend of rock star and star-crossed lover in his beautiful, complex Hedwig.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
One of the strangest and most effective musicals to come along in a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
December 26, 2001
Velvet Goldmine and All that Jazz by way of The Wall--a bombastically endearing romp that is as infectious as it is (surprisingly) poignant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ted Murphy
December 21, 2001
Not since Bob Fosse tackled and rethought "Cabaret" in 1972 has there been such an artistically successful stage-to-screen transfer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 12, 2001
Hedwig and the Angry Inch" is a top-notch rock and roll musical along the lines of "Moulin Rouge" and "Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
This film is a rare thing of edgy beauty and substance in a summer of sheer emptiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 2, 2001
I hope I've managed to lure you to it.
Todd R. Ramlow
October 31, 2001
Mitchell and Trask clearly strive to bring back into vogue gay (or at least sexually ambiguous) boys who know how to rock! And how to look fabulous while doing so.
October 28, 2001
Shows all the promise of becoming a cult movie, with the polish, colour and textual fluidity of a studio comedy but a distinctly underground sensibility and countless memorable moments.
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
Like its protagonist, Hedwig succeeds on its own terms, brazenly asserting itself with no regrets or apologies.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 9, 2001
Deliciously innovative and refreshing.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
September 6, 2001
Often hilarious, sometimes outrageous, intermittently nonsensical and goofy, Hedwig is nonetheless a never-less-than endearing cinematic experience.
| Original Score: 83/100
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
September 4, 2001
The show belongs wholly to Mitchell, although good moments are also claimed by Andrea Martin, Miriam Shor, and Michael Pitt in what are otherwise sketchy roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
August 31, 2001
Loud, colorful and affecting.
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
August 31, 2001
It is fairly short and fairly enjoyable.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 31, 2001
It's hard to not get caught up in the sense of exuberance and or to ignore the amount of energy and creativity that went into it.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
August 31, 2001
A funny and strangely affecting gender-bender saga that gives rock and roll movies a much-needed jolt.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
August 29, 2001
Surrounds a weird, funny and touching story with a knockout series of songs performed by an exceptional cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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