West Side Story Reviews

July 31, 2019
Jerome Robbins' choreography was as good as the critics said it was, but I was bothered by its unresolved discord with the "real" story.
February 18, 2009
Unhappily, the film shares a serious flaw in the essential conception of the show; both are founded on a phony literary analogy and on some potentially vicious pseudo-sociology.
February 19, 2008
Bernstein's music, Sondheim's lyrics and Robbins's choreography are great, but as a movie it falls short of the truly inspired cinematic musicals.
July 21, 2004
A tough, dated sit-thru. At least much of the music still sings.
May 16, 2004
Sorry, West Side Story, but the years have not been kind.