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West Side Story (2021)



Critic Consensus: Steven Spielberg's West Side Story presents a new look at the classic musical that lives up to its beloved forebear -- and in some respects might even surpass it.

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Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love as tension builds between their friends.


Rita Moreno
as Valentina
Corey Stoll
as Lieutenant Schrank

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All Critics (341) | Top Critics (77)

Yes, the plot is still kind of risible, but I left the theater teary-eyed.

January 6, 2022 | Full Review…

Steven Spielberg's sweeping take on the tragic Romeo and Juliette tale dazzles the senses...

December 28, 2021 | Full Review…

West Side Story's dazzling dance routines are fit for the big screen.

December 22, 2021 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Everything here has been turned up to 11, and you can really feel it -- even in numbers that we've heard a thousand times before.

December 20, 2021 | Full Review…

Was anyone hankering for a new film adaptation ofWest Side Story?Did this venerable musical need refreshing? A shiny new, ethnically aware versionwill live alongside the earlier film for years to come. Only time will tell if it supplants the original

December 16, 2021 | Full Review…

They've made ill-conceived additions and misguided revisions. In the process, they've managed to subtract doubly from the original.

December 15, 2021 | Full Review…

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