La Bamba - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

La Bamba Reviews

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Teresa Talerico
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Sweet, sad rock-idol story for mature teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
July 7, 2010
An enjoyable if slightly innocuous biopic based on the brief life and short-lived fame of teen rock'n'roll idol Richie Valens
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
La Bamba is engrossing throughout and boasts numerous fine performances.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 23, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 7, 2005
solid, entertaining biopic
| Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 31, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
June 30, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 16, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
October 28, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
June 12, 2003
As Valens, Lou Diamond Phillips has a sweetness and sincerity that in no way diminish the toughness of his onstage persona. The role is blandly written, but Mr. Phillips gives Valens backbone.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
April 30, 2003
Fairly well put together film about the hispanic king of rock'n roll.
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
January 7, 2003
Perhaps otherwise destined to be remembered as a talented footnote in musical history, Richie Valens is immortalized for the masses in this well-conceived and involving movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
September 22, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 18, 2002
A musical extravaganza. Powerful, and superbly performed.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 12, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
| Original Score: 3/5
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