In the Heights

critic Reviews

, 94% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Lights up for In the Heights, a joyous celebration of heritage and community fueled by dazzling direction and singalong songs.
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    Charles BramescoInside Hook
    After a decade of torturous singalongs, Jon M. Chu's dazzling adaptation breathes new life into a storied American tradition.
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    Deborah RossThe Spectator
    The choreography (by Christopher Scott) is always terrific and there's that unstoppable energy which, given the film's running time, might eventually have you shouting: "Stop. Stop with the unstoppable energy! I'm over it!" But, you know, what the hell.
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    Esther ZuckermanThrillist
    Ramos instantly secures his future as a leading man, but every single member of the cast is giving it their all, infusing their vocals and movements with life.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    While the individual musical sequences range from the exciting to the charming, the film drags in spots. Despite that it's a must for musical lovers...
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    With its big-hearted, vibrant celebration of community, hope and heritage, In the Heights is a movie that's infused with life and verve.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    The musical numbers here tend to be over-edited and visually cluttered -- and there's clutter too in Miranda's lyrics, which are clever if you think it's clever to rhyme "falling hard" with "calling card" in a love duet.
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    Sr. Rose PacatteSt. Anthony Messenger
    The themes of family, community, immigrant struggles, and racism are handled in ways that create awareness and uplift at the same time.
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    Victor PineyroSeventh Art Studio
    As a Dominican I hold this movie very close to my heart. I've probably never seen something quite like it, a perfectly crafted musical that absolutely belongs to the Latino community. Masterpiece. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Matt HudsonWhat I Watched Tonight
    All spark and no fire.
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    Shane SlaterFilm Actually
    In the Heights triumphs as the feel-good movie of the year so far.
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