Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

Hedwig was born a boy named Hansel in Communist East Berlin who dreamed of finding his other half and becoming a big American rock star. When a handsome American GI promises love and liberation, it seems like a dream come true. But… More

Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: December 11, 2001
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
92%
Flixster
User Score
93%



Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Hedwig and the Angry Inch may very well be the next Rocky Horror midnight movie. It not only knows how to rock, but Hedwig's story has an emotional poignancy.

Dennis Harvey
Variety

Those expecting a rockin' good time are likely to be left cold by this screen translation, which despite some imaginative packaging too often proves a drag in more than the sartorial sense.

Full review…
Susan Stark
Detroit News

Flamboyant, irreverent, naughty and oddly, profoundly moving.

Full review…
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

...a swath of glittery eye shadow splashed across mainstream American movie screens.

Full review…
Time Out

Despite the creator/actor/director's energetic efforts, the material never feels comfortable in its new form.

Full review…
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

What in any other hands than Mitchell's might have been a sexual sight gag becomes a symbol of personal freedom and expression.

Full review…
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

[VIDEO ESSAY] "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" is an important cultural touchstone for the LGBT community and a thrilling discovery for everyone.

Full review…
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

It is fairly short and fairly enjoyable.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

The film's not only funny and weird, it's oddly poignant.

Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

A ball of gender confusion, Biblical allegories and Eastern European politics -one of those would be a tricky subtext for a 90-minute rock opera. But the songs marry Jim Steinman's grandeur to the Stooges' sweat and spit, with a deft, tender screenplay.

Full review…
More reviews for Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
After a botched sex change operation, glam/punk singer Hedwig tours seafood buffets across the USA on the tail of an ex-lover arena rock megastar who stole her… More
_kelly .King
Most overrated binary-biased queer film since....well it's still at the top. And good thing Mitchell moved on to work like Shortbus. It's a mirror… More
Robert C
I have put off seeing this film for years because on paper...there is NOTHING that is appealing to me (aside from the fact that Andrea Martin has a role in it).… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
what a lovely french-german-british accent you have there. very white, indeed.
Jim Hunter
A drag queen rock star escapes from East Berlin and pursues his ex-boyfriend who stole his songs. I found this film both bizarre and heartfelt. The subject… More
Reid Volk
If more musicals were like this, then I could consider myself a fan of musicals. Great acting, great direction, great music. One of the most unique and… More

More Like This