49 critics reviewed the show, resulting in a weighted average of 78.Jesse Green
The New York Times
“Class is in session...Our professor is the ever-animated Leguizamo, who jubilantly lectures, provokes, and amuses...We spend 100 minutes laughing at his antics... Leguizamo presents a show that is refreshingly un-PC. No tribe escapes Leguizamo's gleeful mockery...As thrilling as it was to behold him up-close, he seems more at home on Broadway...It never feels like too much...Sadly, we don't actually learn much about pre-Columbian America...There is still a lot of digging to do."
The Huffington Post
“Leguizamo is back, as smart, provocative and bracing as ever. And wise...He attempts to explicate 'Latin History for Morons'. The main moron being addressed, in this dazzling comedic-analytic-philosophic evening of laughter, appears to be Leguizamo himself...He effortlessly channels dozens of disparate characters...The actor still has the moves, and he doesn’t mind livening up the tempo now and then...The man knows his audience, and his Latin lesson is a treat.”
“Latin History for Morons” was also reviewed by Edward Medina of TheaterScene.com, Elizabeth Bradley of Broadway News, Roma Torre of NY1, Brian Scott Lipton of CitiTour, Robert Hofler of The Wrap, Jeremy Gerard of Deadline, Joe Dziemianowicz of New York Daily News, Jonathan Mandell of DC Theatre Scene, Sara Holdren of New York Magazine / Vulture, Howard Miller of Talkin' Broadway, Matt Windman of AM New York, David Canfield of Entertainment Weekly, and Barbara Schuler of Newsday.
The show was also reviewed by 206 Show-Score members, whose collective ShowScore is a weighted average of 81.
Top five adjectives describing the show:
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking
See it if…"If you are looking for a funny play with purpose and a message. John Leguizamo is a master of comedy and timing. A refreshing show for the times."
Don't see it if…"You are not into one-man shows or do not want to be challenged politically."
See it if…"You like one man performances that are funny and purposeful; you want to see a father's heartfelt attempts to mentor his son."
Don't see it if…"You might feel lost with some of the references you won't understand and the bits of Spanish here and there if you don't understand Spanish."
See it if…"Leguizamo's comedy floats your boat. Have never enjoyed him or his one-man shows until this performance. Highly recommended, latino or not."
Don't see it if…"You're expecting just another stand-up routine. It's thoughtful & very well-written. History is revisited; you may even learn something new."
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