Michael Simmons’s review published on Letterboxd:
I normally give star ratings to movies but I honestly don’t know what to give this. The movie is absolutely wild, the songs are good, I love that things go to shit and keep spiraling but it’s also so unrealistic. This dude just keeps digging himself deeper and deeper. Evan Hansen is the lead and the character we’re supposed to feel for but from the very beginning does annoying and messed up things that get him in trouble. I will say the way Ben Platt looks in the film is over exaggerated. I mean there are some scenes were he looks like an old muppet but there’s others were he does just look like any other kid in school. I’m assuming different makeup, lighting for some scenes that just made him ugly and old. The wig was combed ok in certain scenes but in others I’m like “why won’t your mom help you by taking you to get a haircut?” It’s a fine movie but I don’t know if that is good or bad it’s definitely made for theatre kids and ultimately is just a movie that is meant to comfort you about any mental health issues one might have but it does it in such an unhealthy way that it almost contradicts itself. It’s a movie you see once and never again because you don’t know if you come out of it better for it but that doesn’t mean the movie is bad just that it’s not healthy.