Hair (1979)

Fate bring together two unhappy people in this drama from Turkish filmmaker Tayfun Pirselimoglu. Hamdi (Ayberk Pekcan) makes and sells wigs from a small shop in Istanbul. Hamdi isn't much of a businessman, and doesn't care much… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 15, 2001
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News

Milos Forman's movie version of Hair is every bit as exhilarating and exciting as the original play. What's more, Forman has managed to recreate with amazing accuracy the rebellious mood and irreverent spirit of those confusing times.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Hair benefited from the creative freedom of '70s its best when it's most creatively subversive... [Blu-ray]

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Treat Williams in one of his better roles

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

It's the songs that make this film worth watching. Without them, it's a pretty uneven narrative that can be awfully slow at times.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

With the possible exception of A Hard Day's Night, it gets my vote as the all-time best rock film.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Hair is a zany blend of song, dance and parody with its giddy portrait of hippies.

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Emanuel Levy

Milos Forman's screen version of the landmark musical production is uneven, though there's no doubt it would have been better received had been made earlier, during the Vietnam War.

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Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

My best performance as a movie star...if you can find me!

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Has more going for it than against it, not in the least the fact that Forman proves to have a natural affinity for filming musical numbers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
When the film first debuted I wouldn't go see it: "Yet another ploy by The Man to hijack The Movement!" Now, years later, much less militant… More
Cassie Hill
Funny and totally retro movie. I really enjoyed it not seeing it within a year. If you like musicals and unique ones at that you'll really love this… More
Aj V
Although this musical was about 10 years late in being adapted to film, it brings you back the 60s to any audience. Fantastic musical, I highly recommend it.
Lanning : )
I'm not sure whether this movie adaptation of the 60's musical could have been made one year later. By coming out in 1979, it seems . . . almost . .… More
Ping Chu
while sometimes a little scattered, it's really quite poignant and touching at times. The music is (mostly) good.
Lafe Fredbjornson
A Vietnam draftee runs into a group of hippies before going off to war, and has a great party with them. There's some great songs within, inluding the… More

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