Hipsters (2011)



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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
Art House & International , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Critic Reviews for Hipsters

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (15)

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

Full Review… | June 19, 2013
The New Republic
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Imagine Baz Luhrmann on borscht.

Full Review… | October 31, 2012
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'Hipsters" practically vibrates with zeal and joy.

Full Review… | May 3, 2012
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's taken the Russian musical "Hipsters" four years to reach America. That's all right. It may take audiences four years to recover.

Full Review… | April 12, 2012
Boston Globe
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A candy-colored confection with a dark, bittersweet center.

Full Review… | April 5, 2012
Washington Post
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Are you ready for a bright and breezy musical comedy from Russia?

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
New York Post
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Audience Reviews for Hipsters

I was unsure how the "Musical" portion of this film would work, but it rarely detracted from the film.

Mark Pemble
Mark Pemble

Colorful Russian musical goes on a bit too long but the performances, songs and dance numbers are very infectious.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

Fantastic Russian musical that takes place a few years after Stalin's death about the emergence of American-influenced hipsters. On par with American musicals like "Grease" and "Hair", and better than both in some ways, the photography and direction are beautifully matched to the rhythm and the acting is superb. This film was a huge hit in Russia, but Americans have seen it. I had the privilege of seeing it on the big screen via Austin Film Society. However you get a chance to see this, don't miss it. The Hipsters in the movie could even be a metaphor for the treatment of gays in Russia today. It works on so many levels.

Robert Adams
Robert Adams

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