Atom User Reviews for In The Heights
It was a well directed movie with a great cast. I went into it unfamiliar with the music or the premise. I find Lin-Manuel Miranda's music to be somewhat one-note and one dimensional. In the Heights sounds like Hamilton sounds like Moana. And I feel like this musical isn't going to age well, much like Rent. It is one of those musicals that is more interested in being "woke" than the actual story. But, in spite of it, it was a good movie.
A true love letter to musical theatre. A must see!!!
As much a tribute to 'old school' big musicals as to the Washington Heights neighborhood and a success at both. (Somewhere Busby Berkeley and Esther Williams are smiling about the swimming pool sequence.)
Makes you proud to be Latinx
Excellent cast, storyline & movie!!!
Loved every minute of this movie. Third time seeing it and I can’t wait to see it again.
it was so cool, fun, down to earth.
everyone will enjoy this filmed musical...
too long for a all musical movie, I left
Enjoyable but could have done without the racial/political undertones
It was phenomenal
I can't believe I didn't watch this movie on opening day at the theater. I loved it. If you're proud to be a Latino, this movie is definitely for you.
This is a lesson in Latin dance. Inspiring.
168...! God knows this storyline is the real deal. Celebrate your vida, milagros y todo- Dios te bendiga!
Not really into musicals but i thought this was a fantastic portrayal of the struggles that immigrants face and how their community always has their back no matter what. They all stick together and support their "gente" (people), to show that nothing will break them as long as we all are united.
I really enjoyed the story line.
It's such an inspiring movie. I wanted to dance in the theater... ;)
It has a great punch in the beginning and dies down
A great, lively score with a visual freshness that made it an incredible movie going experience.
One of the best musicals ever!!!
Phenomenal. Simply mind blowing and I don’t even usually like musicals. I can’t wait to see it again!
Absolutely LOVED this film! Definitely one I will watch multiple times. Highly recommend as the cast is amazing and highly talented.
Decent film adaptation of a stage musical. I hadn't had the opportunity to see it live and was looking forward to this movie. I loved the dancing + love stories, but ultimately was just okay overall. Similar music to Hamilton, which gets old after 2 1/2 hours.
Great cast and excellent music. Loved every second of this film.
Cool movie. Good cast. The music is similar to Hamilton. 👍
I really wanted to like this, but the songs all sounded the same and I didn’t feel inspired by it. I wouldn’t recommend
Loved the plot. Lots of talented actors. Just wish there was more Latin salsa involved.
Great story, great cast and great music. Lin-Manuel Miranda does it again.
I saw the stage production 10 years ago, and the movie version did not disappoint.
Great! Waited 7-8yrs for the movie. Missed the Broadway show. So so good!!!
Enjoyable movie. Good cast.
Amazing cast, sweet storyline, memorable characters, beautiful and astounding soundtrack and the message is heartwarming! It doesn’t matter if you’re a Hamilton fan or not. See this movie! It’s truly a one of a kind experience!!
Makes LaLa land look like a high school production
If I have to give an honest review it is one word, Flawless! If you are a fan of Hamilton, stay until the end of the credits for Mr. Softee cameo.
It was the best movie I’ve seen in a long time!! I loved it and recommend it to anyone!!
I really enjoyed how the main character's were all there for each other when needed. Certain parts of the movie are predictable, but overall it was a good movie with lots of musical talent...
Absolutely gorgeous cinematography. Totally should expect a nomination for Beat Picture. Fantastic adaption of the Tony award winning musical, that's just different enough for theatre lovers to appreciate all the little changes.
An inspiring story that gives you all the feels and has you bopping’ in your seat.
Worth watching but you don't need to go to the theatre for it. There are some moments that are cool but overall predictable and cheesy.
SO MUCH JOY!! Loved all the dancing and singing and DIVERSITY!!! Also, the Hamilton cameos!!! Love it so so much! Highly recommend! 💜
Fantastical musical in 80s to 90s style Washington Heights
Great story and cast!
This is a stirring valentine to a neighborhood and its people that, as the film tells it, stared gentrification in the eye and stood their ground, staying true to their cultural identity.
In The Heights’ boisterous tone — its uplifting mix of defiance and perseverance — deftly communicates the sense of scraping by but dreaming of more, facing discrimination but refusing to be silenced.
This movie succeeds at the hardest task a movie musical needs to pull off: the musical numbers, with few exceptions, soar in the way an in-story song has to soar to convince us that, given this situation and these characters, “randomly bursting into song” is a perfectly sensible thing to do.