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Hedwig and the Angry Inch Reviews

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July 15, 2001
What Mitchell has to say about sexuality and love, equaling little more than feel-good sentiments about unity and duality, comes off as trite and inconsequential.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 16, 2001
The story doesn't have much to offer save its one, recurring visual joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 24, 2001
"Doesn't really come together as a whole, with over-the-top symbolism, incoherence and too much pretension to retain my interest all the whole way through."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
July 18, 2001
Relentlessly assaultive, heavy-handed, and emotionally monochromatic.
July 23, 2001
A near-miss that the adventurous might still want to check out.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 27, 2001
The rock score by Stephen Trask that dominates most of the film is loud and unbearable.
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.
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June 24, 2006
Despite the creator/actor/director's energetic efforts, the material never feels comfortable in its new form.
June 7, 2001
Has the potential to reach Rocky Horror Picture Show cult status.
January 21, 2003
What more do you want?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 3, 2001
Strange, how the movie seems to be loud, flashy and superficial, and yet gives a deeper dimension to its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 2, 2001
Almost guaranteed to amass a cult following as it makes its way across U.S. theaters during its national release.
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
March 15, 2001
Funny as hell, and Trask's tuneful music makes one want to rush out to get the CD.
August 9, 2001
As she struts her stuff onstage, Hedwig blossoms into one of the most outrageously compassionate, big-hearted movies of the year.
March 15, 2001
Verbally witty and musically appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 3, 2001
It's not a lark or a kitschy goof or a parody; it just is what it is and you can't tear your eyes away from it.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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+
July 30, 2001
At heart an old-fashioned barrel-of-fun rock-and-roll musical.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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