In the Heights

In the Heights

In the Heights

Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) directs this feature adaption of the Tony-winning Broadway stage play by Lin-Manuel Miranda (who co-stars).

At Washington Heights, New York bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos, Hamilton) is unsure about closing shop and returning to his native Dominican Republic. Worse still, he's crushing on talented fashion designer Vanessa (Melissa Barrera) who has definitive plans of leaving the Heights. Returning from college, Nina (Leslie Grace) reunites with her community and old flame (Corey Hawkins, Straight Outta Compton) but struggles to tell everyone that she dropped out. In three days time, the whole neighbourhood's going to be hit with a blackout.

2020Rating: PG, Coarse language143 minsUSAEnglish and Spanish with English subtitles
DramaMusical

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In the Heights / Reviews

Flicks

Flicks, Adam Fresco

In The Heights is a buoyant mix of song, dance, music, and passion that’s hard to resist, turning even the most cynical critic into a toe-tapping, musical movie convert.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

This buoyant adaptation goes beyond merely re-creating its source material for the screen.

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Vox

Vox

I suspect we'll be listening to In the Heights for a long, long while.

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USA Today

USA Today

Viewers will find themselves immersed in a song-filled, universally relatable story about chasing dreams and building community.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

In a pleasant way, it felt like a feature-length version of that moment in Fame when all the kids start dancing and singing around the yellow cab outside New York's High School of Performing Arts.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A cool breeze blowing on sweat-beaded skin.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Basking in the film's ceaseless swirl is as intoxicating a moviegoing experience as one could want these days...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A slight imbalance in pacing and energy doesn't diminish the pleasures of this fizzy entertainment...

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Decider

Decider

This is the very best of what a movie musical can be.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A large ensemble of engaging performances holds together this bursting-at-the-seams picture...

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Independent

Independent

A musical triumph, unafraid to lift its voice up to the sky.

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