See it if you like outrageous comedy and catchy latin-infused hip hop.
Don't see it if you're not a fan of rap.
"The U.S. is currently embroiled in an intense discussion about immigration and how (or if) it should be reformed; 'Manuel Versus the Statue of Liberty' adds nothing to the conversation except a droning voice spouting talking points we've already heard countless times. Maybe instead it should look a bit harder for a real reason to sing?"
"'Manuel vs the Statue of Liberty' is an essential piece of musical theatre that captures lightning in a bottle, it encompasses the current state of America in an objective way, and while it dares the system to truly fight for the pursuit of everyone’s happiness, it celebrates the cultures that make the country a dreamland of possibility."
"The concept is smart. It sets the story apart but the execution of the idea pulls the musical down severely. With a blurry directorial vision and material that needs to be fleshed out even further, the libretto needs assistance. 'Manuel' doesn't really know what it is...There is promise in Manuel vs the Statue of Liberty but until it picks a singular journey, it will continue to suffer from being mediocre."