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  • Summary: Broadway Idiot follows Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong from a punk rock concert at Madison Square Garden to the opening of his musical American Idiot on Broadway - only ten blocks away, but worlds apart. From behind the curtain share in the crazy journey of turning the mega-hit album into a punk rock musical - and ultimately see how the world of theater transformed Billie Joe.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Odie Henderson
    Oct 11, 2013
    88
    I love this kind of backstage documentary, which is not surprising for someone who has "All That Jazz" and "All About Eve" on his all-time top ten list.
  2. Reviewed by: Guy Lodge
    Oct 13, 2013
    70
    A straightforward account of the show’s journey from conception to rehearsal to Great White Way triumph, it effectively doubles as a traditional let’s-put-on-a-show musical in its own right, albeit one with heavier guitars.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff [Not Credited]
    Oct 17, 2013
    70
    A fast-paced, thoroughly entertaining if hardly trenchant show biz documentary.
  4. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Oct 11, 2013
    50
    If Broadway shows had DVD featurettes, the unexceptional documentary Broadway Idiot would be perfect for one.
  5. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Oct 17, 2013
    50
    Director Doug Hamilton was given extraordinary access from the very beginning, so that we see Green Day composer and lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong having some of his initial meetings with Broadway director Michael Mayer, who conceived the show.
  6. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Oct 14, 2013
    50
    The doc is slickly packaged, but it suffers from the pat reality-TV feel of manicured sound bites where greater candor and fly-on-the-wall observation might have been welcome.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Ryan
    Oct 9, 2013
    25
    This documentary by rookie director Doug Hamilton plays more like a featurette on an American Idiot DVD than a stand-alone film.

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