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Buena Vista Social Club Reviews

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May 9, 2017
Buena Vista Social Club resonates almost like a diplomatic effort that helped set the stage for a post-revolutionary relationship to Cuba, a rare meeting between neighbors after decades of distance.
April 25, 2017
Wenders packs in an impressive amount of experience and, most importantly, secured the place of these amazing musicians in the larger scope of history
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 3, 2011
One of the best and most impactful docus of the 1990s, Wim Wenders exhilarating feature is at once a trbute to a pre-Castro generation of musicians as well as a largely bygone genre.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2011
Cuban musicians tell their life stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2010
... celebrates the beauty of Cuba's art while showing how it effortlessly crosses cultures.
November 15, 2009
An affectionate cinematic celebration of that all-but-forgotten music.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2007
Reflects that flavorful, outspoken, provocative, distinctly Cuban Latino-centricity, a weapon against the prolonged U.S. blockade.
June 15, 2006
Cooder is obviously enthralled by the music and the musicians, but it's hardly communicated in a clubby film record that's likely to win few fans outside aficionados.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 26, 2006
Wenders... is not interested in too many hows, whys, whens, or wheres. He simply wants to spotlight this band and its stories, and he succeeds.
July 7, 2003
Musically impressive but somewhat overpraised documentary
| Original Score: 3/5
February 11, 2003
A beautiful, touching, and perfectly tuned documentary into Cuban music.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2002
The music is incredible enough on its own--but the lives and the culture behind it, that's what makes this documentary a must-see.
| Original Score: 4/5
March 5, 2002
A relaxed and entertaining documentary about a group of talented Cuban musicians.
February 28, 2002
It is a nearly perfect collection of music. The film of the same name, however, is deeply flawed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 19, 2001
Wenders is clearly an outsider-looking-in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Can such music make a dilapidated Cuba bearable?
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
A joyous tribute to a group of humble but true artists.
January 1, 2000
If there is a predominant theme in this music, it is the bittersweet love lyric - love and passion found, love lost, time passing by.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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