World War Z
The Bling Ring
Jack the Giant Slayer
21 And Over
RT on DVD & Blu-Ray
So good-natured and well-intentioned (showcasing as it does up-and-coming Latino bands) that it's tempting to overlook its significant narrative flaws.
| Original Score: 2/4
Sings a lovely tune but chokes on its own banal lyrics.
Though the film is crammed with music -- the soundtrack is stellar -- the production numbers fall completely flat, leaving you to pine for the over-caffeinated touch of Baz Luhrmann.
...recycles every cliche from the Purple Rain/Crossover Dreams playbook, to tepid effect.
A sweet-natured film, steeped in richly varied and seductive Latin music.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
| Original Score: 3/5
Has a warm affection for its music and thoughtful performances from leads John Leguizamo and Elizabeth Pena.