Broadway Idiot
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From punk rock mosh pits and sold-out stadiums to the Great White Way, this electrifying documentary follows Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong as he works with Broadway producers to turn his mega-hit album, "American Idiot," into a staged Broadway musical. The film goes behind the scenes to reveal the creative choices and challenges made by Grammy (R) winner Billie Joe and Tony (R) winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) to create the thrilling and one-of-a-kind musical experience. More than just a show, but a personal and transformative experience for Billie Joe, the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hamilton can't go too far wrong because American Idiot is such a killer collection of songs."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
""Broadway Idiot" has the controlled quality of something created to showcase the work and its participants only in the best possible light."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"A tuneful, revealing, but superficial and undramatic documentary account of taking Green Day's "American Idiot" to Broadway."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Perhaps the highest compliment I can pay the film is to say this: I really want to see American Idiot on stage now."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"A fast-paced, thoroughly entertaining if hardly trenchant show biz documentary ..."
‑ , Los Angeles Times
"Fans of Green Day might find it harder to get the same rush out of the band's music after watching this extended, self-congratulatory PR plug for the 2009 stage adaptation of their 2004 album, "American Idiot.""
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Globe
"Vibrant & colorful. The documentary emphasizes the positive and tends to gloss over any backstage tensions. Still, it is a fine testament to a great modern musical."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
"There are some emotionally stunning and candid moments in this documentary, and they unfold without seeming forced or staged."
‑ Odie Henderson,
"A pleasant if predictable documentary ..."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
""Broadway Idiot" is entertaining enough. Certainly if you're a Green Day fan, it's something close to essential. But it never goes too deeply into anything."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"A film about both [creative] challenges and choices... Broadway Idiot does a good job of tapping into the source material's thick veins of feeling."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"Broadway Idiot [is] a spirited look at bringing American Idiot to the stage that lacks a strong narrative to propel it forward."
‑ Jen Chaney, The Dissolve
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