Broadway Idiot
Broadway Idiot (2013)

From punk rock mosh pits and sold-out stadiums to the Great White Way, this electrifying documentary follows Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong as he works with Broadway producers to turn his mega-hit album, "American Idiot,"… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 11, 2013
DVD Release Date: November 11, 2013
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Hamilton can't go too far wrong because American Idiot is such a killer collection of songs.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

"Broadway Idiot" has the controlled quality of something created to showcase the work and its participants only in the best possible light.

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

Despite it ultimately being a glorified behind-the-scenes feature, it's easy to get excited and hope the American Idiot traveling company has your city on its tour.

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Los Angeles Times

A fast-paced, thoroughly entertaining if hardly trenchant show biz documentary ...

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

Fans of Green Day might find it harder to get the same rush out of the band's music after watching this extended, self-congratulatory PR plug for the 2009 stage adaptation of their 2004 album, "American Idiot."

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

A tuneful, revealing, but superficial and undramatic documentary account of taking Green Day's "American Idiot" to Broadway.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A pleasant if predictable documentary ...

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

"Broadway Idiot" is entertaining enough. Certainly if you're a Green Day fan, it's something close to essential. But it never goes too deeply into anything.

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Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

Vibrant & colorful. The documentary emphasizes the positive and tends to gloss over any backstage tensions. Still, it is a fine testament to a great modern musical.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
The biggest revelation is that Billie Joe Armstrong was not always a punk, but a theater kid singing show tunes in family home movies. This doc explores a… More