West Side Story

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Released: 

1961

Runtime: 

2 hrs 32 mins

Critics Score: 

93

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This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks' leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets.

Critics Consensus: 

Buoyed by Robert Wise's dazzling direction, Leonard Bernstein's score, and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics, West Side Story remains perhaps the most iconic of all the Shakespeare adaptations to visit the big screen.
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