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Hipsters is a lavish, candy-colored musical set in Cold War Russia circa 1955. It tells the story of a communist party youth, Mels (named after Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin), whose life is changed when he encounters Moscow's vibrant underground, American influenced jazz scene and the non-conformist kids, Hipsters, who inhabit it. -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

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"What is... wondrous, the chief repression that we see-and hear-is Stalinist hatred of jazz and American hip clothes."
‑ Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic
"A candy-colored confection with a dark, bittersweet center."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Imagine Baz Luhrmann on borscht."
‑ Brandon Judell, indieWIRE
"Hipsters gets rubles for trying, but what's on screen is thin and obvious, the characters one-dimensional, the musical numbers and satire vapid."
‑ Gerald Peary, Boston Phoenix
"It's an intriguing spectacle, but there's no substance behind it."
‑ Robert Levin, amNewYork
"'Hipsters" practically vibrates with zeal and joy."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Are you ready for a bright and breezy musical comedy from Russia?"
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"I really wanted to enjoy this cause I really liked what the movie was going for and the numbers are often fun. But there were too many things that bothered me to enjoy it."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"The birth of the cool in the USSR forged into a rocking Soviet Graffitti that will heat the world."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"Light as a bubble, Hipsters suggests that age may catch up with everyone, but that there will always be people fighting against the current of conformity, even if they only express it via how they wear their hair."
‑ Alison Willmore, AV Club
"It's taken the Russian musical "Hipsters" four years to reach America. That's all right. It may take audiences four years to recover."
‑ Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
"An endearing curiosity that, at 125 minutes, is as badly in need of a trim as the hair of its comically coiffed dandies."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"You could get whiplash trying to keep up with everything, but I suspect that's what hyperactive director Valeriy Todorovskiy is going for..."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Or as Yakov Smirnoff would say: in Soviet Russia, party finds you!"
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Lightweight but watchable musical confection."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
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