• Released
  • March 22, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 50 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
  • 1 Fan Rating
Synopsis: A drama teacher fights summer heat and teenage angst to stage a musical version of "The Tempest."

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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
When rehearsals finally give way to full, unconventional production numbers, it's hard to imagine any way Hunky Dory could get much better.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Enthusiasm carries the day in this paint-by-numbers period tale, which is just charming enough to coast on its own clichés.
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60

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
Marc Evans's Hunky Dory is sentimental, sweet-natured and daft as a brush.
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60

NPR

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Don't expect more than a passing summer breeze.
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50

Slant Magazine

Director Marc Evans's monotonous style keeps the film earthbound.
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50

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
The result is not without a few moments of exhilaration, although the overall effect is more like the Bard of Avon meets "Glee."
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50

The Playlist

By William Goss
As emblematic of the film’s general indifference as anything is Driver’s central, perfectly fine performance.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Although the golden-hued cinematography (a filming cliché that really needs to be retired) and the sometimes slack direction by Marc Evans...
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40

Time Out New York

When it’s indulging in glammed-up musical sequences, Hunky Dory comes to life; everything else couldn’t seem less inspiring.
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40

Empire

By Angie Errigo
There's lo-fi charm in the musical numbers and heartfelt turns from the young cast but the story drifts along without offering much that we...
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Rated NR