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Based on 11 Reviews
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The first Russian musical in more than 50 years, Hipsters is appreciated best as a curiosity. show more

  • 85
    Ella Taylor NPR

    The hipster moment may have faded fast through repression and attrition, but in Todorovsky's reading, it was crucially formative on today's Russian youth. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    When it comes time for a Hollywood remake, Depp would make a great Mels. show more

  • 75
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    Hipsters is also kind of amazing, thanks to headlong enthusiasm and an endearing obliviousness to just how ghastly the whole thing keeps threatening to become. show more

  • 75
    Diego Costa Slant Magazine

    An over-the-top Russian musical about hipsters set in 1950s Moscow, where getting a non-pastel-colored tie is a mafia-mediated operation and a saxophone is considered a concealed weapon? Yes, please. show more

  • 60
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    Hipsters is also a musical (in an intentionally naive "Absolute Beginners" vein), and while everything looks glinty and gorgeous, the story's political edge is dulled by excessive levity. show more

  • 80
    Los Angeles Times

    The spirited young cast includes the luminous Oksana Akinshina, best known for her title role in Lukas Moodysson's devastating "Lilya 4-Ever," who still lights up the screen like few actresses in the world. show more

  • 70
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Who knows if anything remotely resembling the culture of Hipsters really existed? It's a musical, after all. In any case this movie, which won the 2009 Nika (the Russian Oscar) for best picture, is an endearing curiosity that, at 125 minutes, is as badly in need of a trim as the hair of its comically coiffed dandies. show more

  • 60
    L.A. Weekly

    Punch-drunk, decadently designed slice of eye candy. show more

  • 50
    Leslie Felperin Variety

    Although a massive hit at home, taking approximately $16 million at the wickets, this great-looking but tonally uneven pic won't jive with audiences quite so well anywhere else. show more

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