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  • Summary: Adapted from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock theatre hit, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of an 'internationally ignored' rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for stardom and love. (Fine Line Features)
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 100
    Stomps the summer movie competition with heart and humor.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Epstein
    100
    This extraordinary flight from the humdrum is not to be missed.
  3. 100
    Mitchell retools his play magnificently, opening it up into a vibrant cinematic work.
  4. This is Mitchell's show, and his performance lives up to his triple billing as writer, director and star.
  5. 88
    It's a positive hat trick by John Cameron Mitchell.
  6. 75
    (Mitchell's) Hansel may be small-boned and soft-featured in an androgynous way, but his Hedwig is a force of nature, burned out and jaded yet brimming with compassion and bursting with energy.
  7. 40
    It's this strategy (however unconscious), and not simply a lack of directing talent, that makes Hedwig so relentlessly assaultive, heavy-handed, and emotionally monochromatic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38

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