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La Bamba Reviews

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Teresa Talerico
Common Sense Media

Sweet, sad rock-idol story for mature teens.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2011
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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An enjoyable if slightly innocuous biopic based on the brief life and short-lived fame of teen rock'n'roll idol Richie Valens

Full Review Source: Time Out

July 7, 2010
Variety Staff
Variety
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La Bamba is engrossing throughout and boasts numerous fine performances.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

| Original Score: 4/5

December 23, 2006
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 3/5

October 10, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

June 19, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

solid, entertaining biopic

| Original Score: 3/5

February 7, 2005
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

| Original Score: 3/5

January 31, 2005
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

| Original Score: 3/5

June 30, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

January 16, 2004
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

| Original Score: 3/5

October 28, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Times

June 12, 2003
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Fairly well put together film about the hispanic king of rock'n roll.

| Original Score: 3/5

April 30, 2003
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

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 Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 7, 2003
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)

| Original Score: 4/5

September 22, 2002
Clint Morris
Moviehole

A musical extravaganza. Powerful, and superbly performed.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 18, 2002
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

September 3, 2002
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

| Original Score: 4/5

August 12, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

July 30, 2002
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

| Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2001
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