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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
"Lightweight but watchable musical confection."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"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
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