USA Today by
Wildly witty, but also inventive, audacious and poignant.
Baltimore Sun by
This is Mitchell's show, and his performance lives up to his triple billing as writer, director and star.
Boston Globe by
If you thought ''Moulin Rouge,'' or, for that matter, ''Tommy,'' was trippy, Hedwig, with its glorious convergence of material and performer, will show you what you've been missing.
Portland Oregonian by
Builds into a moment of such gorgeous rocking that you truly lose yourself in some musical otherworld you never dreamed you'd reach in current films.
New York Post by
It's a positive hat trick by John Cameron Mitchell.
Austin Chronicle by
A screen spectacle that beseeches its audience for adoration and mass acceptance.
Rolling Stone by
Mitchell gives this post-punk, neo-glam rock extravaganza everything in his loaded arsenal of talents. He gets the sound right, the look right, the fun right and - this is crucial - the pain right.
Miami Herald by
There's a lot more at work in this raucously entertaining movie than cross-dressing clichés.
Chicago Sun-Times by
There's some kind of pulse of sincerity beating below the glittering surface, and it may come from Mitchell's own life story.
The sight of Hedwig and his band transforming a trashy trailer into a glitter-rock stage during "Wig in a Box" was so exhilarating I almost leapt out of my seat. The movie is pure theater, as it should be.