Reviews: Critics Weigh in on Bradley Cooper's Leonard Bernstein Biopic, Maestro | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: Critics Weigh in on Bradley Cooper's Leonard Bernstein Biopic, Maestro

The film is in theatres November 22.

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The reviews are rolling in for the biopic Maestro, directed by and starring Bradley Cooper as American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. The Netflix film is in theatres November 22 and will premiere on the streamer December 20. 

The Netflix film centers on the lifelong relationship between composer-conductor Bernstein and actress Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. Tony and Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan stars alongside Cooper. 

The film's starry cast also includes Matt Bomer as clarinetist David Oppenhiem, a close friend of Bernstein's; Michael Urie as choreographer Jerome Robbins; Gideon Glick as musician Tommy Cothran, a rumored lover of Bernstein's; Maya Hawke as Jamie Bernstein, daughter of Leonard and Felicia; Sarah Silverman as Shirley Bernstein, Leonard's sister; and Miriam Shor as actress and model Cynthia O'Neal.

Read the reviews below.

AV Club (Manuel Betancourt)

Deadline (Pete Hammond)

Entertainment Weekly (Christian Holub)

Forbes (Jeff Conway)*

Good Morning America (Peter Travers)

The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)*

Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

Los Angeles Times (Justin Chang)*

Mashable (Siddhant Adlakha)

The New York Times (Manohla Dargis)*

The New Yorker (Anthony Lane)*

NPR (Anastasia Tsioulcas)

Rolling Stone (Marlow Stern)

Vanity Fair (Richard Lawson)*

Variety (Owen Gleiberman)

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

Maestro features a screenplay co-written by Cooper and Spotlight Oscar winner Josh Singer. Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg produce with Cooper.

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