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American Idiot Critics' Reviews

"Your heart will pound, your pupils will dilate, you will sweat and breathe hard. For the 90 minutes that American Idiot has you in its white-knuckle grasp, it will electrify and overwhelm your senses."

Review by David Cote from Time Out New York

"American Idiot comes to explosive life on the Broadway stage in a heart-pounding, punk-rock opera that sounds the unmistakable siren of generational shift. The show, delivers a thick, gorgeous head rush of a musical soundscape without current Broadway parallel. It turns out to offer the kind of sensual lushness that a lot more traditional musicals would kill to emulate."

Review by Chris Jones from The Chicago Tribune

"Performed with galvanizing intensity by a terrific cast...the show is as invigorating and ultimately as moving as anything I've seen on Broadway this season. Or maybe for a few seasons past."

Review by Charles Isherwood from The New York Times

"The 90 minutes make for such stimulating spectacle, I would happily sit through them again."

Review by Peter Marks from The Washington Post

"The first great musical of the 21st century has arrived. This is not your grandparent's musical. But it is one that anyone with a heart and a mind and a curiosity about the world we live in now ought to see."

Review by Richard Ouzounian from The Toronto Star

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