Hipsters (2011)


Critic Consensus: Breezy, colorful, and suffused with joy, Hipsters offers audiences an engaging Cold War musical told from the other side of the Iron Curtain.


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Hipsters is a lavish, candy-colored musical set in Cold War Russia circa 1955. It tells the story of a communist party youth, Mels (named after Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin), whose life is changed when he encounters Moscow's vibrant underground, American influenced jazz scene and the non-conformist kids, Hipsters, who inhabit it. -- (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Hipsters

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (14)

What is... wondrous, the chief repression that we see-and hear-is Stalinist hatred of jazz and American hip clothes.

Jun 19, 2013 | Full Review…

Imagine Baz Luhrmann on borscht.

Oct 31, 2012 | Full Review…

It's taken the Russian musical "Hipsters" four years to reach America. That's all right. It may take audiences four years to recover.

Apr 12, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A candy-colored confection with a dark, bittersweet center.

Apr 6, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Are you ready for a bright and breezy musical comedy from Russia?

Feb 24, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

An endearing curiosity that, at 125 minutes, is as badly in need of a trim as the hair of its comically coiffed dandies.

Feb 23, 2012 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Hipsters


Hairspray in the USSR; i.e., fun and bright, but with stakes. Visual candy, catchy tunes, Lovers in a Dangerous Time plot, and only a touch heavy-handed in its political statement. Wobbles toward the end, but how many musicals don't? Eye-opening work... I kind of loved it.

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