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Hedwig and the Angry Inch Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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
David Keyes
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
Josh Larsen
August 25, 2014
...a swath of glittery eye shadow splashed across mainstream American movie screens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Cole Smithey
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+
Nick Rogers
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
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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
Rob Gonsalves
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
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Definitely recommended for those looking for something different.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
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-
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
And they said the movie musical was dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
January 21, 2003
What more do you want?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
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
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
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
Alex Ramirez
September 15, 2002
Es imposible no reconocer sus méritos, y la estética lograda vale cualquier recomendación.
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
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
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
July 12, 2002
A colorful, high-energy rock show ... But it also has a poignant side.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
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...
Collin Souter
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
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.
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