West Side Story opens to rave early responses

Steven Spielberg's remake of classic musical West Side Story is winning plaudits from early preview screenings. The famed director of E.T. and Schindler's List has re-imagined the Oscar-winning 1961 musical epic, which was itself adapted from Leonard Bernstein and the late Stephen Sondheim's Broadway sensation.

Ansel Elgort is our new Tony and Rachel Zegler our new Maria in this star-crossed, finger-snapping story of love against the odds. As before, the narrative plays out against the backdrop of Manhattan and the battle between rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks. The star of the original movie, Rita Moreno, also makes an appearance. So, what have people been saying about Spielberg's iteration? Here are some reactions, with special praise going towards Zegler and Spielberg's typically handsome visuals.










If that's got you excited, click here to book your tickets for West Side Story. The movie opens in Cineworld cinemas on 10th December.