Hipsters
Hipsters (2011)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 19, 2013
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

What is... wondrous, the chief repression that we see-and hear-is Stalinist hatred of jazz and American hip clothes.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

A candy-colored confection with a dark, bittersweet center.

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Brandon Judell
indieWIRE

Imagine Baz Luhrmann on borscht.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

'Hipsters" practically vibrates with zeal and joy.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Are you ready for a bright and breezy musical comedy from Russia?

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

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.

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

It's taken the Russian musical "Hipsters" four years to reach America. That's all right. It may take audiences four years to recover.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

An endearing curiosity that, at 125 minutes, is as badly in need of a trim as the hair of its comically coiffed dandies.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

You could get whiplash trying to keep up with everything, but I suspect that's what hyperactive director Valeriy Todorovskiy is going for...

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Daniel Perry
Hairspray in the USSR; i.e., fun and bright, but with stakes. Visual candy, catchy tunes, Lovers in a Dangerous Time plot, and only a touch heavy-handed in its… More