West Side Story

audience Reviews

, 94% Audience Score
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    The first movie I've seen in theaters since the pandemic, West Side Story was a helluva choice to break that seal. It's a spectacle of dance and color with the gut-wrenching story of forbidden love at its heart. The opening fight scene is only topped by school dance. Give me late-fifties/early sixties style any day — cuffed jeans, Chuck T's, cigarettes rolled-up into white t-shirt sleeves. The choreography was fantastic and preferred to the original, which sometimes came off as silly. For the Sharks, unsurprisingly Zegler as Maria and Ariana DeBose as Anita, are the stars. For the Jets, however, Mike Faist as Riff gave the most compelling performance — he was missed when not on-screen. I'm singing a few of the lines here and there — "When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way, from your first cigarette, to your last dyin' day." "I wanna live in America!" "Gee, Officer Krupke, we're very upset" — but I'm not belting anything that night in the shower. You know the ending, but your heart will still be in your throat. Definitely see this one, but brush up on your Spanish first.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    This movie is a really great love story to watch.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Best love story I've ever watched I can't help but cry when her love gets killed I feel her pain in the acting it breaks my heart when someone has to die in this movie great actress who played Maria
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Simply the state of the art of the musical. Direction, coereography, music, acting, lighting, scenography, everything contributes to make it a masterpiece. And it is another confirmation that Americans are truly the masters. I'm italian :-)
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    An average musical with characters you don't really connect with. There are 2 memorable songs.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Other than providing an excuse for making New York look like a war zone, I think Kushner's urban renewal subplot was a distraction, but soon enough, the talk gives way to Bernstein's score which has lost none of its power in sixty-four years. Kushner's other major change, creating Valentina for Rita Moreno, proves to be a stroke of genius. Spielberg's young cast moves, sings and acts beautifully. I cried like a baby.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    Too many characters with moronic logic. It was too irritating to watch
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" is amazing. From the performances, to the cinematography to the musical numbers. It all comes together.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Loved the dancing and singing
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Could not love this movie any more (unless it was a bit more relevant) but this is damn near perfect filmmaking