In the Heights2021
In the Heights (2021)
Critic Consensus: Lights up for In the Heights, a joyous celebration of heritage and community fueled by dazzling direction and singalong songs.
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After a decade of torturous singalongs, Jon M. Chu's dazzling adaptation breathes new life into a storied American tradition.
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.
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.
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...
With its big-hearted, vibrant celebration of community, hope and heritage, In the Heights is a movie that's infused with life and verve.
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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