In the Heights

Musical | English | 143 minutes | Words and music by Lin-Manuel Miranda

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This is a marvelous film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, In the Heights. Film critic Monica Castillo offers the following synopsis: “IN THE HEIGHTS represents many things for many different viewers. It can be a story about ambitious, hard-working people chasing their dreams. It can be a reflection on the immigrant experience and the struggle to find where you belong. It can also be a tribute to our parents’ sacrifices.” Thrillingly filmed on location in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan heavily populated with immigrants from the Caribbean.
Cast
Anthony Ramos (Usnavi) / Olga Merediz (Abuela) / Leslie Grace (Nina)
Why Stream This Film?

“Lights up for IN the HEIGHTS, a joyous celebration of heritage and community fueled by dazzling direction and singalong swings.” – Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus

 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 94%
  • Metacritic Score: 84
Accolades
  • Hollywood Critics Association Awards: Winner, Best Picture; Best Actor (Anthony Ramos); Best Director (Jon M. Chu)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Nominated, Best Actor (Anthony Ramos)
  • Hollywood Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Comedy/Musical Film

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It’s here! Jubilant, unapologetically massive, and bursting with a cozy, melancholic sense of communal  belonging. It’s simply an overwhelming experience.
Tomris Laffly

RogerEbert.com

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, IN THE HEIGHTS, comes to the screen as an exuberant and heartfelt party. It’s a piece of mainstream American entertainment in the best sense – an assertion of impatience and faith, a celebration of communal ties and individual gumption, a testimony to the power of art to turn struggles into the stuff of dreams.
A.O. Scott

The New York Times

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