NYT Critic’s Pick! Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story. Love at first sight strikes when young Tony spots Maria at a high school dance in 1957 New York City. Their burgeoning romance helps to fuel the fire between the warring Jets and Sharks — two rival gangs vying for control of the streets.
“Steven Spielberg rediscovers the breathing, troubling essence of a classic, building a bold and current screen musical… It’s a dazzling display of filmmaking craft that also feels raw, unsettled and alive.” — A.O. Scott, New York Times
“Spielberg’s West Side Story is a charismatic showcase for everything he does best on the big screen, and a genuinely thoughtful update, making gentle and incisive rearrangements to justify its brassy sashay back into cinemas.” — David Sims, The Atlantic
“Thrilling, romantic, drenched in movement, life, and color.” — Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
Tony Kushner, Arthur Laurents
Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose