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Hedwig and the Angry Inch Reviews

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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...
April 23, 2002
Moulin Rouge professed to be about love, but Hedwig actually has something to say about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
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.
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
February 28, 2002
One of the strangest and most effective musicals to come along in a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
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
November 2, 2001
I hope I've managed to lure you to it.
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
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+
October 9, 2001
Deliciously innovative and refreshing.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 6, 2001
Often hilarious, sometimes outrageous, intermittently nonsensical and goofy, Hedwig is nonetheless a never-less-than endearing cinematic experience.
Read More | Original Score: 83/100
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
August 31, 2001
Loud, colorful and affecting.
August 31, 2001
It is fairly short and fairly enjoyable.
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.
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