‘Without a doubt, superior to the 1961 film’: Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story remake wins rave reviews after world premiere… with viewers branding the movie an ‘amazing triumph’  

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  • The 74-year-old director stunned the red carpet with his 30-year-old wife, 68-year-old Kate Capshaw, as well as several of the film’s stars, including newcomers Rachel Ziegler and Ariana Debos.
  • The musical remake is adapted from the 1957 classical musical by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and the late Stephen Sondheim, who died over the weekend at the age of 91.
  • The premiere and other screenings have sparked first reactions on Twitter, with some already calling it a Best Picture contender, while others calling the film ‘an amazing win’.
  • The film will hit the theaters across the country on 10th December.

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Stephen Spielberg’s West Side Story remake garnered early reviews Monday after its world premiere at the Rose Theater in New York City’s Lincoln Center.

After the NYC premiere, where the legendary filmmaker attended his wife Kate Capshaw along with several other stars, and another screening in Los Angeles Twitter reaction saw the epic as a Best Picture contender at the Oscars, while many Praised on the microblogging site. ,

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One of the happy reviewers, Fiko Congiango, wrote: ‘Steven Spielberg’s #WestSideStory is amazing. His first musical is undoubtedly better than the 1961 film. The cinematography, music and dance are amazing, and most importantly, it treats the Puerto Rican and Latinx community with the respect they deserve. Spielberg saves.’

Fandango’s Eric Davis said: ‘Steven Spielberg’s #WestSideStory is a triumph! It’s beautiful and brilliantly photographed – a genuine love letter to NYC w/ a tremendous ensemble cast that truly redefines this classic tale for a new generation. Shout out to @rachelzegler and @ArianaDeBose who crush it in this movie.

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Sweet: Stephen Spielberg’s West Side Story remake received early reviews after its world premiere at the Rose Theater in New York City’s Lincoln Center on Monday (Steven and his wife Kate Capshaw in premiere)

After the Fico: NYC premiere and another screening in Los Angeles, Twitter backlash saw the epic as a Best Picture contender at the Oscars, while many praised the microblogging site.

After the Fico: NYC premiere and another screening in Los Angeles, Twitter backlash saw the epic as a Best Picture contender at the Oscars, while many praised the microblogging site.

Many critics responded with delight, with many saying the film was better than the 1961 original.

Yahoo’s Kevin Polovy said: ‘Spielberg is not disappointed with #WestSideStory. Okay maybe not quite as dance-fighting as this time around, but sets a mood from the opening moments and delivers all the way through to that gut-punching climax. “America” ​​is the easy highlight but man Rachel Ziegler is magnetic in every scene.’

Discussing the film’s Diego Andaluz, said: ‘#WestSideStory is unbelievable. Spielberg delivers an award-worthy visual spectacle that expands upon the original as a timely technical masterpiece. Every department fires on all cylinders, and Rachel Ziegler stole the show with her star-making debut performance of the year. Liked it!’

Disney’s Marshall Weinbaum said: ‘Sending thoughts and prayers to all the Oscar pundits who will spend the next several hours updating their predictions, now that they have seen Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece #WestSideStory.

Crush: Fandango's Eric Davis Says 'Steven Spielberg's #WestSideStory Is A Triumph!  It's beautiful and brilliantly photographed - a genuine love letter to NYC w/ a tremendous ensemble cast that truly redefines this classic tale for a new generation.  Shoutout to @rachelzegler and @ArianaDeBose who crush it in this movie

Crush: Fandango’s Eric Davis Says ‘Steven Spielberg’s #WestSideStory Is A Triumph! It’s beautiful and brilliantly photographed – a genuine love letter to NYC w/ a tremendous ensemble cast that truly redefines this classic tale for a new generation. Shoutout to @rachelzegler and @ArianaDeBose who crush it in this movie

No disappointment: Yahoo's Kevin Polovy says 'Spielberg is not disappointed with #WestSideStory.  OK, maybe not quite as dance-fighting as this time around, but sets a mood from the opening moments and delivers all the way through to that gut-punching climax.

No disappointment: Yahoo’s Kevin Polovy says ‘Spielberg is not disappointed with #WestSideStory. OK, maybe not quite as dance-fighting as this time around, but sets a mood from the opening moments and delivers all the way through to that gut-punching climax. “America” ​​is the easy highlight but man Rachel Ziegler is magnetic in every scene’

Incredible: Talking about the film Diego Andaluz said, '#WestSideStory is unbelievable.  Spielberg delivers an award-worthy visual spectacle that expands upon the original as a timely technical masterpiece.  Every department fires on all cylinders, and Rachel Ziegler stole the show with her star-making debut performance of the year.  Liked it!'

Incredible: Talking about the film Diego Andaluz said, ‘#WestSideStory is unbelievable. Spielberg delivers an award-worthy visual spectacle that…

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