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87 Ratings


Directed by Thomas Kail
United States, 2020
Musical, History, Drama


The real life of one of America’s foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Filmed live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theatre with the original Broadway cast.

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Hamilton Directed by Thomas Kail
Hamilton’s topsy-turvy spectacle recalls the racial reversal Jean Genet originated in The Blacks (1959), only Genet’s overt political intent (his mockery of colonial racism) is subsumed by the energy of hip-hop and its superficial polemics.
July 03, 2020
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The greatness of Miranda’s songs lies in the diversity of their musical styles and the choices he makes for each number. Since almost every word in the musical is sung, it’s a lot of fun discovering what combination of rap, r&b, gospel and power ballad he’ll employ.
July 02, 2020
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As I watched this time, it felt right to me that we were seeing this in 2020, but also, it reads differently as both a text and an act of casting and staging than it did for me five years ago.
July 02, 2020
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