West Side Story (1961)

West Side Story (1961)

1961 NR 152 Minutes

Crime | Drama | Music

In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own"...

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good
  • JRhagan


    10 / 10
    One of the greatest musical films(and films in general) ever made. West Side Story manages to cover serious themes including race, poverty, discrimination, yet most importantly love. While still managing to keep a mostly warm tone throughout. As a... Read the full review »
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  • WHAT I LIKED: In many ways, classic, purebred musicals like Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins' 'West Side Story,' are rather close in language to silent era movies, as everything in them is portrayed through extremely overt, theatrical physicality. O... Read the full review »