Jake Alda Coffey’s review published on Letterboxd:
TICK, TICK… BOOM! is the newest musical to be released in 2021, and it’s by far the best musical of the year! Andrew Garfield is terrific as Jonathan Larson, the Broadway composer who eventually created RENT. I will not be surprised in the slightest if he nabs an Oscar nomination for this performance. He seemed so confidently comfortable in the role and it created great energy in the film.
Meanwhile, I have seen some great directorial debuts before but my god! Lin Manuel Miranda did a sensational job directing this! He really knew what he was doing and hit every directorial note seemlessly. The film’s got great rhythm throughout and it flew by. Way better than I was expecting.