Hit So Hard Reviews

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February 5, 2019
A compelling story of rock 'n' roll excess from one of the genre's lesser known figures.
September 8, 2018
Though it feels as if many of these scenes are included because they're a side of Cobain so rarely seen, the focus appropriately never strays far from Schemel.
November 22, 2012
When the film does (eventually) focus on Schemel herself, it provides a fascinating insight into the pressures of the music business and a cautionary tale of life in the fast lane.
November 18, 2012
While this film documents drummer Patty Schemel's struggle with drug addiction, you can't help but feel that her main role in rock 'n' roll history has been as a first-hand witness to events more important and interesting than her own story.
November 16, 2012
Hole drummer Patty Schemel's feisty personality infuses this fast-paced film, which not only documents her rollercoaster experiences with drug addition but also provides a lucid exploration of the Seattle grunge scene.
November 16, 2012
Hit So Hard allows her to look back in candour as she reflects on her career and life ...
November 16, 2012
Sadly, the film loses focus far too often but it's never far from illustrating why drugs and rock 'n' roll have always gone hand in hand.
November 15, 2012
Hit so-so hard.
November 15, 2012
Hit So Hard is a good title for the film. Courtney Love looks like someone determined to carry on doing the hitting.
November 15, 2012
As Hit So Hard broadens out to talk about Schemel's sexuality, it does offer some astute observations on the history of women in rock.
November 15, 2012
An entertaining and ultimately powerful and moving rockumentary that's something of a must-see for fans of grunge music and remains equally enjoyable for newcomers.
November 13, 2012
A carefully constructed survivor's tale.
October 29, 2012
Schemel herself, now six years sober, comes across so well, addressing incredibly sensitive issues in a self-effacing and honest manner.
May 24, 2012
The torturous tale of a remarkable survivor of the grunge era - the troubled but talented drummer for Courtney Love's band, Hole.
May 23, 2012
Ebersole combines frank interviews with Schemel, her family and friends, and her bandmates to assemble this portrait of a talented woman dealing with the weighty pressures of the rock world, the drug world, and her own sexuality.
May 4, 2012
Patty Schemel "lived through this." Once you witness what that "this" was, feel free to follow that up with a "wow."
April 26, 2012
An absorbing, educational, sad, humorous and ultimately uplifting film that is easily accessible and entertaining even for those not familiar with the grunge rock scene, or with the considerable role that Schemel played in that milieu.
April 22, 2012
This is a well-constructed, enlightening documentary about a challenging period in music and society at large. Whether you are a Hole or Nirvana fan or not, check it out.
April 13, 2012
This keenly-observed, if generically-assembled, Grunge-era doc tells the Hole story through the eyes of its successfully rehabbed drummer.
April 13, 2012
Gripping documentary about the rise, fall and recovery of charismatic Hole drummer Patty Schemel looks at so much more along the bumpy way.
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