The long-awaited original Netflix musical “tick, tick… Boom!” , Starring Andrew Garfield (“The Spectacular Spider-Man”) and marking the directorial debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton”), opens in a week in streaming, but specialist critics could already verify the production.
And opening with an 83% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the biopic won the press for Garfield’s immersive and captivating performance, which brings to life award-winning Broadway composer and playwright Jonathan Larson – responsible for the acclaimed musical. .
Discover the best ratings of the moment:
“Andrew Garfield is sublime.” – Linda Marric, The Jewish Chronicle
“Garfield, who studied musical performance to prepare for his role, clings to Larson’s character with inspired enthusiasm…” – Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter
“Extremely sincere, Tic, Tic… Boom! sings like a pro, but it seems more and more that he increases the volume of an empty room. – Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International
“Garfield is in excess of charisma like Larson, attacking every scene with a crazy smile that seems like a drastic error in judgment until, halfway through, it makes sense.” – Kevin Maher, Times (UK)
«Tic, Tic… Boom! he’s saved from the navel’s edge by both Larson’s writing and Miranda’s theatrical construction of that writing, which repeatedly acknowledge the narcissistic insularity of the Broadway world. – Clarisse Loughrey, independent (United Kingdom)
“While it turns out to be a movie about taking the time to appreciate what you have and enjoying every step of the way, the overall impression remains one of the rush and the rush. only contagious occasional over-excitement. ” – Elena Lazic, Little White Lies
The feature film will be released on the streaming platform on November 19.
The production is an adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical, who revolutionized theater by creating the play Rent.
Garfield plays Jon, a young theatrical composer who waits in a New York restaurant in 1990 as he writes what he hopes will be America’s next great musical. A few days before presenting his work in a decisive performance, Jon feels the pressure from everywhere: from his girlfriend Susan (Alexandra Shipp), who dreams of an artistic life beyond New York; of his friend Michael (Robin de Jesús), who gave up his dream for a life of financial security; in the midst of an artistic community ravaged by the AIDS epidemic. As time goes by, Jon is at a crossroads and is faced with the question everyone must ask: What to do with the time we have? “
Steven Levenson signs the screenplay.
Joshua Henry, Mj Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford, Tariq Trotter, Vanessa Hudgens and Judith Light complete the cast.
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