Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Feb 24, 2012
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Feb 21, 2012
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    Apr 12, 2012
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Feb 24, 2012
    When it comes time for a Hollywood remake, Depp would make a great Mels.
  5. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Feb 22, 2012
    Light as a bubble, Hipsters suggests that age may catch up with everyone, but that there will always be people fighting against the current of conformity, even if they only express it via how they wear their hair.
  6. Reviewed by: Diego Semerene
    Oct 24, 2011
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Feb 23, 2012
    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.
  8. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Feb 21, 2012
    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.
  9. Reviewed by: Karina Longworth
    Oct 27, 2011
    Punch-drunk, decadently designed slice of eye candy.
  10. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Jan 12, 2012
    The first Russian musical in more than 50 years, Hipsters is appreciated best as a curiosity.
  11. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    Oct 24, 2011
    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.

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