Hit So Hard
Hit So Hard (2012)

As grunge took off, the music industry was completely transformed in a way nobody expected... especially the young musicians who went from tiny shared Seattle apartments to international superstardom, sometimes overnight. Some handled it… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 5, 2012
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64%
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gene Stout
Seattle Times

The torturous tale of a remarkable survivor of the grunge era - the troubled but talented drummer for Courtney Love's band, Hole.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Patty Schemel "lived through this." Once you witness what that "this" was, feel free to follow that up with a "wow."

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Terry Staunton
Radio Times

When the film does (eventually) focus on Schemel herself, it provides a fascinating insight into the pressures of the music business and a cautionary tale of life in the fast lane.

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Tal Rosenberg
Chicago Reader

Choppy camerawork, sloppy editing, and lack of a coherent narrative structure make for a frustrating viewing experience.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

An absorbing, educational, sad, humorous and ultimately uplifting film that is easily accessible and entertaining even for those not familiar with the grunge rock scene, or with the considerable role that Schemel played in that milieu.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

Watching this overlong movie is a painful experience.

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David Malitz
Washington Post

Ebersole pieces things together in a workmanlike way, but the tacky supertitles and camera effects often create a bit of an amateur feel.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Ebersol seems uncertain throughout of what tale he is telling, whether to focus on Schemel specifically or the larger picture of the band and the moments in contemporary rock history they were all witness to.

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Matt Looker
TheShiznit.co.uk

While this film documents drummer Patty Schemel's struggle with drug addiction, you can't help but feel that her main role in rock 'n' roll history has been as a first-hand witness to events more important and interesting than her own story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Great documentary - anyone who liked Hole or even just that 90's era of women in rock would enjoy this. Interviews with Courtney Love, Veruca Salt etc.… More