In the Heights Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 4432

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 7

Theatrical Release Date: 06/11/2021

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 08/31/2021

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Musical

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Jon M. Chu

Actors: Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Stephanie Beatriz, Jimmy Smits

Plot: A film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical that follows a community living in Washington Heights area on the Northern tip of Manhattan. The heart of the show centers around Usnavi de la Vega, who runs a bodega, pines after the gorgeous beauty salon girl, looks after an aging Cuban and dreams of winning the lottery and moving to his native Dominican Republic. When the chance arrives after inheriting his grandmother's fortune - he will have to decide what life he truly wants to live. -- Chris Kavan

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3.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/15/2021

A kinetic, masterfully done musical with spectacular tunes and visual panache, "In the Heights" is a roaring crowdpleaser with stories we've admittedly seen before but are nonetheless affecting and real.

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Rating of
3/4

Such Great Heights!

Filmhaus - wrote on 06/19/2021

While I've never been to Broadway to see a play on the stage, this movie makes me want to experience the story in its original format.

Full disclosure, I like musicals a great deal, especially one with fantastic dance numbers (this movie has almost a dozen), which made this movie a wonderful treat.

It's a tremendous adaptation. Excellent songs, exquisite set pieces, wonderful acting, engaging story.

However, speaking critically as someone who has seen a variety of musicals, tonally the presentation feels like it's stuck in manic mode with little unsung dialogue and constant bombardment of large set pieces.

It's a little "too much of a good thing" syndrome, and you wonder if the film on the whole (not the play) might benefit from staging a few of the pieces in smaller, more …

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