Buena Vista Social Club - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Buena Vista Social Club Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2011
Cuban musicians tell their life stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
January 29, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 12, 2007
Reflects that flavorful, outspoken, provocative, distinctly Cuban Latino-centricity, a weapon against the prolonged U.S. blockade.
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Can such music make a dilapidated Cuba bearable?
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
March 5, 2002
A relaxed and entertaining documentary about a group of talented Cuban musicians.
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 7, 2010
... celebrates the beauty of Cuba's art while showing how it effortlessly crosses cultures.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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