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Hipsters Reviews

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Robert Levin
February 24, 2012
It's an intriguing spectacle, but there's no substance behind it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
May 12, 2012
I really wanted to enjoy this cause I really liked what the movie was going for and the numbers are often fun. But there were too many things that bothered me to enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 12, 2012
Aside from what we get in the big dance scene, the songs are of little interest, and each one feels like an intrusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
February 21, 2012
While everything looks glinty and gorgeous, the story's political edge is dulled by excessive levity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix
April 10, 2012
Hipsters gets rubles for trying, but what's on screen is thin and obvious, the characters one-dimensional, the musical numbers and satire vapid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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February 23, 2012
The hipster moment may have faded fast through repression and attrition, but in Todorovsky's reading, it was crucially formative on today's Russian youth.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
January 13, 2012
Lightweight but watchable musical confection.
Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine
October 24, 2011
The film makes a concession in the way its love affair progresses toward melodrama, but it never loses its fondness for the absurd, and the wicked.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
February 23, 2012
Light as a bubble, Hipsters suggests that age may catch up with everyone, but that there will always be people fighting against the current of conformity, even if they only express it via how they wear their hair.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 3, 2012
You could get whiplash trying to keep up with everything, but I suspect that's what hyperactive director Valeriy Todorovskiy is going for...
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Karina Longworth
L.A. Weekly
October 27, 2011
In a postwar Moscow where consuming Western products is considered a form of treason, their insouciant fetishization -- and charming lost-in-translation misinterpretation -- of American jazz culture are legitimate forms of political rebellion.
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
February 21, 2012
[A] punch-drunk, decadently designed slice of eye candy...
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 23, 2012
An endearing curiosity that, at 125 minutes, is as badly in need of a trim as the hair of its comically coiffed dandies.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
April 12, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Hall
Film Threat
February 24, 2012
Or as Yakov Smirnoff would say: in Soviet Russia, party finds you!
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
March 17, 2012
The birth of the cool in the USSR forged into a rocking Soviet Graffitti that will heat the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jason Gorber
September 2, 2010
The music's fun, the production design top notch, this unexpected little treasure was an absolute joy.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
October 28, 2011
What the film lacks in originality or wit, it compensates for with solid craftsmanship, a pleasing look and sound, and a great ending.
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
October 28, 2011
Raucous and vibrant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
February 24, 2012
Are you ready for a bright and breezy musical comedy from Russia?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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