West Side Story | 2021    

Updated December 12, 2022

Summary & Info

West Side Story
Remake of the eponymous 1961 musical, by way of “Romeo and Juliet” and Broadway: A young man (Ansel Elgort) and a young woman (Rachel Zegler) fall in love but their respective communities do their best to keep them apart. Cast: Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Brian d’Arcy James, Corey Stoll, Mike Faist, Josh Andrés Rivera, Iris Menas, David Aviles Morales and Sebastian Serra. Director: Steven Spielberg. [2:36 – PG-13]

Dueling Critics

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“Spielberg has pulled off a magnificent feat in delivering one of the greatest reboots of all time. Soaring. Exhilarating. Magical. Heartbreaking. Unforgettable…[R]emains faithful to the 1957 Broadway musical source material…but also manages to come across as fresh and timely.”
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“Arich and famous artist spends a hundred million dollars to revive a corpse with the blood of young people. The creature is still alive, but barely, and the infusion leaves it deader than when it started. This is not the plot of the latest horror film from A24 but the unfortunate tale of Steven Spielberg’s efforts to remake ‘West Side Story.’”

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West Side Story | 2022

    

Updated December 12, 2022

Critical Consensus

Dueling Critics

thumbs-up“Spielberg has pulled off a magnificent feat in delivering one of the greatest reboots of all time. Soaring. Exhilarating. Magical. Heartbreaking. Unforgettable…[R]emains faithful to the 1957 Broadway musical source material…but also manages to come across as fresh and timely.”
thumbs-down“Arich and famous artist spends a hundred million dollars to revive a corpse with the blood of young people. The creature is still alive, but barely, and the infusion leaves it deader than when it started. This is not the plot of the latest horror film from A24 but the unfortunate tale of Steven Spielberg’s efforts to remake ‘West Side Story.’”

Summary & Info

West Side Story
Remake of the eponymous 1961 musical, by way of “Romeo and Juliet” and Broadway: A young man (Ansel Elgort) and a young woman (Rachel Zegler) fall in love but their respective communities do their best to keep them apart. Cast: Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Brian d’Arcy James, Corey Stoll, Mike Faist, Josh Andrés Rivera, Iris Menas, David Aviles Morales and Sebastian Serra. Director: Steven Spielberg. [2:36 – PG-13]

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