Cantinflas (2014)


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Cantinflas is the untold story of Mexico's greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time. From his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood, Cantinflas became famous around the world - one joke at a time. Relive the laughter that has charmed generations. (C) Pantelion

Rating: PG (for thematic elements, language, smoking and some suggestive material)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Sebastián del Amo, Edui Tijerina
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 24, 2015
Box Office: $6.4M
Lionsgate Films - Official Site


as Cantinflas

as Michael Todd

as Valentina Ivanova

as Estanislao Shilinsky

as Olga Ivanova

as Miroslava Stern

as Mantequilla

as Elizabeth Taylor

as Diablita 2

as Estela Pagola

as Indio Fernández

as Indio Fernández

as Alejandro Galindo

as Vitola

as Agustín Isunza

as Lupita Tovar

as Meche Barba

as Charlie Chaplin

as Diego Rivera

as Andrés Soler

as Gloria Marín
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Critic Reviews for Cantinflas

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Cantinflas wears viewers down with earnest hero worship.

Full Review… | September 4, 2014
Village Voice
Top Critic

You're left with that empty feeling of a surface barely scratched, when the legend that was Cantinflas deserves much more.

Full Review… | August 28, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

While a substantial number of scenes are heavy-handed, the actor who plays Cantinflas- Óscar Jaenada - is a standout.

Full Review… | August 28, 2014
USA Today
Top Critic

Showbiz tale about legendary Mexican actor is mostly tame.

Full Review… | September 5, 2014
Common Sense Media

To the uninitiated, such as myself, apart from the familiar landmarks of a career's trajectory, a lot of what is going on is too lightly sketched.

Full Review… | September 4, 2014
Austin Chronicle

A big disappointment, a disjointed mess that tries to create a point-counterpoint narrative with these two savvy showmen, which inevitably tips the scales in favoring one of them.

Full Review… | September 3, 2014

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