A triumph of the musical genre, and an uplifting recollection of America during the Vietnam War, Forman’s take on the Broadway sensation celebrates reckless behavior through Twyla Tharp’s energetic choreography and a string of unforgettable anthems.
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A film very late to the party - and a party of debatable merit to begin with. The liberal politicking is hammered home as if it’s the only approach in the world. That said Forman manages things with a customary grip and it’s never less than competent with some effective sequences, but it was as out of place in the late 1970s as blood-letting - and probably as useful.
Inevitably it fails in comparison to seeing it on the stage. Which is common. I memorized the album, and these people don't sing it correctly. They should have just played the album, and have the people lip-sync it.
There was no sense in "Hair" being more than an upbeat celebration of difference, and every scene and character that tries to get it off that platform seems out of tune, except for that final one. Luckily, most of it is a loosely set of sequences going for something even more outrageous, before an unexpectedly grim ending plays a pun on everyone watching this with prejudice.
Does a good job at capturing the freewheeling aspect of hippie life and definitely gets better towards the end. The musical numbers are quite sloppy though but fun all at the same time. Extra star for that ending though. For me, that's gotta be one of the greatest endings I've seen.
I don't like musicals, and I don't really like hippies. At least movie hippies - real life hippies can be OK. So, this was not the movie for me. As such, it was pretty much what I expected. I don't know what people who like musicals and/or movie hippies would think of it.
45/100 (Forman tebrik ederim gerçekten. Hippi severken bizi hippi düşmanı yaptın. Doğru düzgün 5 dk sohbet bile olmuyor filmde hep ama hep vasat müzikler, konuya giriş desen berbat, hippiler fikirleri olan özgün insanlardan çok ortam çocuğu gibi. Biraz özen ya birazcık. Hele ki sondaki askeriyedeki saçmalıkları iğrenç. Normalde böyle iyi sözlere sahip, filmlere en azından 50 verirdim. Ama bu film onu bile alamaz..)