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“In the Heights” Reviews

A BP contender? 97 score so far.

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by Anonymousreply 60Last Monday at 10:58 AM

It sounds like Warner made the right move holding it so people can see it in theaters

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by Anonymousreply 105/21/2021

The trailer looks great

by Anonymousreply 205/21/2021

Steven Spielberg must be hyperventilating.

by Anonymousreply 305/21/2021

Well, it don't look like Shaker Heights..

by Anonymousreply 405/21/2021

On the trailer, I didn't expect to like that. But I did, tremendously.

And yes, Spielberg is probably reducing the font size on his name on the West Side Story credits.

by Anonymousreply 505/21/2021

The opening is at Tribeca FF using the United Palace Theater in WH.

I've seen a few things here and they've done an amazing restoration.

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by Anonymousreply 605/21/2021

I never miss a Jimmy Smits musical.

by Anonymousreply 705/21/2021

So, this Hamilton meets Puerto Rican West Side story disaster got a good review? It looks awful.

by Anonymousreply 805/21/2021

I’m confused, HBO says it comes out simultaneously on June 11, why are there reviews already?

by Anonymousreply 905/21/2021

Because they screened the movie early for critics to build buzz, you freaking dumbass

by Anonymousreply 1005/21/2021

Just saw this today at a preview screening. Wow.

Beautifully photographed and choreographed.

by Anonymousreply 1106/06/2021

Most film reviews now are based on social narrative and not quality of film.

by Anonymousreply 1206/06/2021

They released the first eight-minute number. Looks fun and Anthony Ramos is a charmer.

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by Anonymousreply 1306/06/2021

[quote] Most film reviews now are based on social narrative and not quality of film.

That's been true since Roger Ebert went off the deep end after Gene Siskel died.

by Anonymousreply 1406/06/2021

This was posted last month on the theatre threads. Meh, little story, no protagonist, and Anthony is dull.

by Anonymousreply 1506/06/2021

So is Warner Bros. as unscrupulous as Disney or have critics just forgotten how to tell a good musical from a bad one since they have been so few and far between over the last 50 years?

by Anonymousreply 1606/06/2021

The days of reviewers like Pauline Kael are long gone.

by Anonymousreply 1706/06/2021

[quote]So is Warner Bros. as unscrupulous as Disney or have critics just forgotten how to tell a good musical from a bad one since they have been so few and far between over the last 50 years?

Well, they saw "Cats," so ...

by Anonymousreply 1806/06/2021

[quote] The days of reviewers like Pauline Kael are long gone.

So are the days of movies that warranted that level of scrutiny.

by Anonymousreply 1906/06/2021

As if anyone would dare give this woke movie anything but raves. The reviewers don't want to be hunted down and called racists for saying Miranda's shit all sounds the same and the movie is obnoxious. Everyone gets a trophy! It's just easier that way.

by Anonymousreply 2006/07/2021

Don’t believe the prepared hype. It’s loud and boring. Anthony Ramos’ appeal escapes me. The critics will fawn all over this wokefest.

by Anonymousreply 2106/10/2021

It'll definitely get an award of some type for Lin Manuel Miranda...the Academy is precumming at this point to grant him his EGOT.

by Anonymousreply 2206/10/2021

Darren Criss just posted a nine minute rant about how perfect it is. He said the same thing about A Star is Born so take it with a grain of salt.

by Anonymousreply 2306/10/2021

Why is the Grandmother Cuban, that seems random?

by Anonymousreply 2406/10/2021

I might see it.

by Anonymousreply 2506/11/2021

If it’s Lin-Manuel Miranda two things are true: It will be praised to the heaven, and it will be total shit.

by Anonymousreply 2606/11/2021

*heavens (Heavens!)

by Anonymousreply 2706/11/2021

I will never see this film. A bunch of tired Mexicans doing flash mob dances and lip synching an autotuned soundtrack. And every interview with the cast has been nauseating Oprah shit: "It really fed my spirit to connect with these souls and be enveloped in the wave of love that generated from their hearts and share our journey that seemed pre-ordained or Fate or something, just something magical yet so real and true and nourishing. I just didn't want it to end, and y'know it won't because we are all connected, we share the same DNA now, and we just want the audience to join our movement because it is a movement of hearts and souls and minds and..."

by Anonymousreply 2806/11/2021

Oprah said that? Is she one of the producers?

by Anonymousreply 2906/11/2021

Do they teach a class in how to speak the shit quoted in R28? It seems like nebulous, meaningless bullshit is how the entire woke movement speaks. Not so much an echo chamber as an echo pit filled with crap.

by Anonymousreply 3006/11/2021

The lead guy looks dirty

by Anonymousreply 3106/11/2021

Do they all have dirty arms? I won'r be seeing it.

by Anonymousreply 3206/11/2021

[quote] Costume and Set design Oscar™️ Contender

For jean cutoffs and t-shirts? Lol.

by Anonymousreply 3306/11/2021

I don't doubt the movie's good reviews, but Lin-Manuel Miranda can suck it. He's the son of an upper class consultant and clinical psychologist, so it's not like like he grew up in some fucking run-down ghetto making coffee at a bodega. It's really no different than Kim Kardashian making a musical about Armenian genocide.

by Anonymousreply 3406/11/2021

R34 His Father worked for Ed fucking Koch.

by Anonymousreply 3506/11/2021

I loved the In The Heights movie. It’s a nice bauble. Beautifully directed, the best since Chicago. The songs aren’t particularly memorable but are precursors to the genius that is Hamilton.

A nice way to spend 3 hours

by Anonymousreply 3606/11/2021

No one cares about the oscars anymore. I hope they get the same treatment as the golden globes and get relegated to a youtube live show.

by Anonymousreply 3706/11/2021

R28 Hollywood has been hyping this film to be THE definitive Latino rep film like Black Panther was to black people and Crazy Rich Asians was to Asians.

Most of the people in the film seeming are carribean in origin, no Mexicans but they of course will Claim and credit anything that speaks an once of Spanish.

by Anonymousreply 3806/11/2021

R36 Are you saying Miranda's a genius or Hamilton is genius?

by Anonymousreply 3906/11/2021

It's three fucking hours long?? Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 4006/11/2021

Any memorable songs ?

by Anonymousreply 4106/11/2021

Have there been any memorable songs from modern musicals?

by Anonymousreply 4206/11/2021

I thought it sounded awfully Hamilton-esque too.

by Anonymousreply 4306/11/2021

These are the two big songs.

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by Anonymousreply 4406/11/2021

The NYT review was pretty mixed even thought it was "critic's pick". I heard another mixed review on the radio this aft. From the NYT:

It’s a great party — replete with fireworks, dance floor blowouts, kisses, tears, loud arguments, more kisses and more tears. Which isn’t the same as a great movie. There are some dead spots in the story, and scenes, including musical numbers, that are adequate when they should be dazzling. Still, in spite of a longish running time I really didn’t want it to end. Chu knows how to show everyone a good time. The nightclub, swimming pool and beauty shop scenes are joyful and welcoming, even if, as cinema, they aren’t especially memorable or original. The dynamic choreography, by Christopher Scott, is ill served by the editing and camera movements, which hack graceful and athletic motion into a hectic collage of faces and limbs.

by Anonymousreply 4506/11/2021

[quote] Most of the people in the film seeming are carribean in origin

They're certainly in demand in my country of Australia, R38.

Woke advertisers and government departments are determined to be woke. But they can't find indigenous Australians willing to be models so they use curly-haired Caribbean instead.

by Anonymousreply 4606/11/2021

Loved it. Suck it, haters.

by Anonymousreply 4706/11/2021

EMPIRE Helen O'Hara-'Like a shot of summer holiday straight to the arm, this will have you shymmying out of the cinema and hugging all your neighbours' Sounds awful!

by Anonymousreply 48Last Saturday at 12:19 AM

Ugh rap crap

by Anonymousreply 49Last Saturday at 12:25 AM

I started to watch it last night and while it’s well filmed, I just hate Lin Manuel’s musical style.

by Anonymousreply 50Last Saturday at 1:40 AM

[quote] Have there been any memorable songs from modern musicals?

I can't remember any. Most of the ones of the last 20-30 years haven't gotten the number of cover versions their predecessors got that helped keep them alive between revivals and movie/TV adaptations.

by Anonymousreply 51Last Saturday at 2:53 AM

In the Heights?!? More like in the depths, of disappear!

by Anonymousreply 52Last Saturday at 6:17 AM

I want Ramos to sit on my face.

by Anonymousreply 53Last Saturday at 6:22 AM

[Quote] I started to watch it last night and while it’s well filmed, I just hate Lin Manuel’s musical style.

You mean hiphop/rap? I love that it’s a new way to deliver big musical. Most of his songs are traditional musical style, but the entry into them is rap.

Very original and timely

by Anonymousreply 54Last Saturday at 6:53 AM

Loved the play. Cant wait to see the movie.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Saturday at 7:01 AM

Blurgh.

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by Anonymousreply 56Last Sunday at 12:27 AM

It’s fun and was directed brilliant. The choreography, especially in the Latin club, is amazing.

I’m sure they were trying to emulate the West Side Story Gym dance sequence

by Anonymousreply 57Last Sunday at 4:59 AM

Ramos was on CBS Sunday Morning. I still can’t tell if he’s attractive or talented or just very, very lucky.

by Anonymousreply 58Last Sunday at 5:59 AM

Great body.

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by Anonymousreply 59Last Sunday at 12:36 PM

Christ, is every song just as same as the last one? I think they could cut about four numbers and streamline this bitch. And I’m sure it’s a gay male thing, but I can barely tell the two female leads apart and I’m never sure which one is which and thought they were the same person at the start.

by Anonymousreply 60Last Monday at 10:58 AM
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