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Hipsters Reviews

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
June 19, 2013
What is... wondrous, the chief repression that we see-and hear-is Stalinist hatred of jazz and American hip clothes.
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Brandon Judell
indieWIRE
October 31, 2012
Imagine Baz Luhrmann on borscht.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 3, 2012
'Hipsters" practically vibrates with zeal and joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 6, 2012
A candy-colored confection with a dark, bittersweet center.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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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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.
| Original Score: 3/5
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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.
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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
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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
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
February 21, 2012
[A] punch-drunk, decadently designed slice of eye candy...
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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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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
December 1, 2011
Todorovsky cleverly indicates how every generation holds bragging rights to its own unique brand of youthful defiance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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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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.