Only for lovers of old musicals or musical themes from that particular one. Some catchy tunes in there but also some annoying old fashioned elements such as a bit of ballet-like choreography (which does not really fit a "street-gangs" theme in my view), "dark faces" make up for the actors playing "PuertoRiccans" who I assume were not really Puerto Riccans at all, etc. In other words, lots of old fashioned styling/fakery, disappointing. But that is what one gets from a 1961 musical.
Very good acting, Natalie Wood exceptional and beautiful Great singing and dancing, a movie you must aquire a taste for
oldie but a goodie music lovely just a pleasure to sit through.
An all time favourite of mine. Fabulous dance and music and Rita Moreno - what more could you ask for? Despite some outdated dialogue and some miscasting one of the great musicals.
Good quality old musical. Good watching.
Brilliant screen adaptation of the hit broadway show. A musical version of Romeo and Juliet, it is the story of two street gangs, the Irish American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks, in a battle for turf on the West Side of New York set in the 50's. It tells of the forbidden love between former Jet, Tony and Puerto Rican Maria. The instant classic musical score and stunning choreography made this the most popular film of 1961, winning 9 Oscars including best picture. It is a film which will probably never be remade because it is hard to see how it could be improved. It's plea for tolerance and understanding between people of different backgrounds is more relevant today than ever. Mention must be made of Rita Moreno and George Chakiris as Anita and Bernardo, they are electrifying and deservedly won best supporting oscars for their performances. Highly recommended.
If you liked Romeo & Juliet, you will definitely approve of this version,-On the street. Musical,drama,romance
Easily one of the best ten musicals ever filmed. Incredible choreography and even better music ensure that this truly a classic.
incredible dancing and fun singing along to well known songs
Great Movie the ladies loved it.
I am a big fan of musicals and I absolutely adored this movie.
A stunning movie despits its age. Sensational dance, music and songs just add to an already electrifying story.
One of the greatest of them all and easy to see why it won so many accolades and Oscars.