Reviews

Dec 4, 2021
Tick, tick...BOOM! uses the Jonathan Larson careerist cult to promote Broadway narcissism. It's the most obnoxious showbiz biopic since De-Lovely disgraced Cole Porter.
Dec 4, 2021
Juxtapositions of the same-titled play narrated by Garfield and the scenes playing out provide an exciting yet devastating backstory to Larson...
Dec 4, 2021
With action focusing on the creative process more than strict biography or fantasy tales, tick, tick...BOOM! delivers a fun romp for fans of Broadway and its musical traditions.
Dec 4, 2021
As busy as Miranda's been the last five years, his foray into filmmaking is on the whole a promising one...
Dec 3, 2021
With its paper-thin plot about the young artist's struggle to launch his first musical at Playwrights Horizons, and with a less-than-catchy, sub-Rent score, the movie is earnest, adorable and immediately forgettable.
Dec 3, 2021
Tick, Tick...BOOM succeeds, not necessarily because of Larson's music but definitely because of the hopeless energy of the endeavor.
Dec 3, 2021
Every once in a while, a film comes along as just the right time that feels tailor-made, validating so much of what you've felt up to now in your chosen career path. tick, tick... Boom! has exploded onto the scene, and I'm ever grateful for it.
Dec 3, 2021
[Andrew Garfield] shows a surprising talent for singing. [Full review in Spanish]
Dec 2, 2021
Andrew Garfield's best performance to date. [Full review in Spanish]
Dec 2, 2021
A celebration of the creative process and the following of dreams, director Lin-Manuel Miranda brings Rent composer Jonathan Larson's story to life with equal parts reverence and joy.
Dec 1, 2021
...maniacally focused on Larson as the uber-struggling artist in a way that eventually feels monstrous.
Dec 1, 2021
In a way that is pleasant but not transcendent, tick, tick...Boom! is a solid, ingratiating portrait of the artist as a young man.
Nov 30, 2021
This is the BEST performance by Garfield I have ever seen. I was emotionally compromised by his performance and am willing to go through it all again.
Nov 30, 2021
Miranda's film is an exhilarating profile of a magnificent talent, but it has a real punch by using Larson as a vehicle to explore the artistic process and how being an artist isn't always as fun as it sounds.
Nov 29, 2021
...played to the hilt by Andrew Garfield, tremendous and inexhaustible in each and every moment he appears on screen.
Nov 28, 2021
If tick tick BOOM! had nothing else to recommend it, Garfield would be worth the time alone. But tick tick BOOM! has a great deal to recommend it.
Nov 28, 2021
Another example of the talent Miranda possesses and also provides an exquisite showcase for the abilities of Andrew Garfield. Toe-tappingly good.
Nov 27, 2021
A love song for the theatrical life and those who choose to live it.
Nov 27, 2021
Tick, Tick ... Boom! is a thoughtful and reverent adaptation of a compelling work, as well as a vibrant and moving portrait of an artist taken far too soon. It is a story about what it means to create, about devoting yourself to something larger.
Nov 26, 2021
And even though the story here is stylized with all kinds of singing, choreography, and visual effects, the universal truths should connect with any audience, be they an average Joe or a Broadway baby.