Selena - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Selena Reviews

Page 1 of 2
March 21, 2017
What makes this movie work is Jennifer Lopez's electric performance as Selena, capturing the charismatic aspects of Selena's stage persona and the essence of her maturity as a growing woman.
March 27, 2009
Selena surmounts its connect-the-dots approach to its heroine's life to create an appealing, energetic look at a too-briefly soaring musical star.
September 28, 2007
Jennifer Lopez ... elevates the film immensely with her radiant and energetic performance.
September 17, 2007
A well-meaning but bland and shallow salute to Selena.
Read More | Original Score: 66/100
September 14, 2007
What a biography. And what a screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 5, 2007
Even in its sappiest moments, Jennifer Lopez's performance and Selena's music shine through.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 13, 2007
In spite of Jennifer Lopez' strong performance, it doesn't save an incomplete story that only covers some of Selena's life.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 3, 2007
In her first major, star-making role, Jennifer Lopez is compelling, but the rest of this showbiz biopic is shallow and excessively melodramatic, like most of Gregory Nava's films.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 18, 2005
Lopez's commanding presence makes up for any of the script's shortcomings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 9, 2005
Jennifer Lopez is outstanding as Selena, lending ability and grace to the stage numbers, in particular, but throughout the film, in general.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 17, 2003
Beautiful movie, Lopez's best work
| Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
By the end of the film, Selena has been all but canonized.
March 16, 2003
Not only gives you some insight into a talented young singer, but some insight into Chicano life in the U.S. Most of all, it is a solid love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 15, 2002
On the whole, the movie bogs down in reverence for Selena and her family; I lost count of the speeches about believing in yourself and making dreams come true.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 26, 2002
About a Mexican-American singer who fufilled her calling in life.
June 18, 2002
Nava, who started his feature-film career with El Norte, is a good director who invariably finds a strong rapport with his actors. He's not much of a writer, though, and he should think twice about creating dialogue for his future projects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2002
Jennifer Lopez is sensational. She not only looks remarkably like the real star, but she radiates the same incredible energy, warmth, style and magnetism for which the young pop singer was known.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 17, 2002
That the story is bland, boring, and way too long at two hours and eleven minutes is beside the point. She has been beatified, so the film will make millions.
March 24, 2002
The film mocks Selena's short life by dragging on forever.
May 11, 2001
Missing is a sense of the interior life behind the smiling face that Selena showed the world. What of the drive that led her to music? What comfort did she find in it? What pain?
Page 1 of 2