Hit So Hard Reviews

November 16, 2012
There's not enough of the music on view and the film would be a more effective portrait of that era if Ebersole had edited it more effectively.
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 13, 2012
A carefully constructed survivor's tale.
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 11, 2012
Choppy camerawork, sloppy editing, and lack of a coherent narrative structure make for a frustrating viewing experience.
May 11, 2012
Ebersole pieces things together in a workmanlike way, but the tacky supertitles and camera effects often create a bit of an amateur feel.
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 19, 2012
Ebersol seems uncertain throughout of what tale he is telling, whether to focus on Schemel specifically or the larger picture of the band and the moments in contemporary rock history they were all witness to.
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
Ebersole has amassed some great footage that never quite hangs together.
April 13, 2012
There's a better documentary to be carved out of Hit So Hard, but not necessarily a great one, because the gossip and drug-fueled capers offered up by Love are simply more compelling than the tremulous course of Schemel's life.
April 12, 2012
"Hit So Hard" is the touching story of how and why Ms. Schemel ended up in her own private hell and how and why she made her way out again into the world of sunshine, sobriety and puppy dogs.
April 12, 2012
[Love] burns much brighter than the film's focus; she's a raucous, disastrous, undeniable star.
April 10, 2012
Schemel is a major rock & roll survivor; Hit So Hard is a minor rockumentary at best, as well as a seriously missed opportunity.
April 10, 2012
[It] could have been an amazingly told story. Instead, Hit So Hard is just amazing treatment-facility programming.
April 4, 2011
Though stylistically incoherent at times, pic benefits from the percussionist's plainspokenness.
March 23, 2011
Hit So Hard never coheres into anything other than a collection of rock-star clichs.