The Hamilton that debuts on Disney+ starting July 3rd is a live-performance film of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ground-breaking, history-making Broadway musical that told the story of Alexander Hamilton (“the ten-dollar Founding Father”) in an electrifying, hip-hop style.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton on Disney+ Hotstar screams for a theatrical release. A film adaptation of the iconic Broadway show created by Miranda in 2008, Hamilton merits a big-screen release for reasons more than witnessing its sorcerous splendour in cinemas.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award-winning musical Hamilton, which debuted on Broadway in 2015, revolves around the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton. The film is a recorded version of the original cast and was originally scheduled for a theatrical release before arriving on the streaming service instead.
Hamilton had originally been scheduled for a theatrical release in October 2021. Then the coronavirus pandemic struck, and the show’s debut was advanced and made available on streaming.
Director – Thomas Kail
Cast – Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr, Daveed Diggs, Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson, Anthony Ramos
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Disney+ Hamilton Movie Critic reviews
A.O. Scott – The NYTimes
The filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s founding-father Broadway musical arrives just in time — vital and more challenging than ever. Full review
Helen O’Hara – Empire
Entertaining, energetic and unfailingly smart, this is theatre at the highest level, performed by a cast without a weak link. You can’t say no to this. Full review
Peter Travers – Rolling Stone
Both onstage and onscreen, you can see exactly how he’s met the challenge with unparalleled passion for the defiance of youth against tyranny — and a nation of immigrants who get the job done. Full review
Johnny Oleksinski – New York Post
We are all well-aware Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” is a brilliant show that took home a trove of Tony Awards. But watching “Hamilton” on TV might be best suited to the Lin-Fanuels and Hamil-stans. Full review