Buena Vista Social Club Reviews

  • Feb 26, 2019

    It was an absolute treat. I fell in love with the musicians. I cried and laughed with them. I have followed the music for a long time. The way the filming was done was so real and true. Often I have seen documentaries try to push an agenda. Here, it was pure. It was telling the stories in a non-cliche, realist manner of these forgotten amazing musicians. Please please watch this film and maybe travel to Cuba!

    It was an absolute treat. I fell in love with the musicians. I cried and laughed with them. I have followed the music for a long time. The way the filming was done was so real and true. Often I have seen documentaries try to push an agenda. Here, it was pure. It was telling the stories in a non-cliche, realist manner of these forgotten amazing musicians. Please please watch this film and maybe travel to Cuba!

  • Carlos M Super Reviewer
    Nov 29, 2018

    The music is definitely wonderful, and it is more than a pleasure to listen to these musicians talk about their lives; but it is hard to overlook Wenders' weird direction, with his annoying camera circling around them all the time, and the excess of attention he pays to Ry Cooder.

    The music is definitely wonderful, and it is more than a pleasure to listen to these musicians talk about their lives; but it is hard to overlook Wenders' weird direction, with his annoying camera circling around them all the time, and the excess of attention he pays to Ry Cooder.

  • Nov 28, 2017

    Wim Wenders documents the intoxicating melodies of Cuban music and the touching spiritual musical journey of its musicians from a hiatus of over a decade in their homeland to Carnegie Hall, New York.

    Wim Wenders documents the intoxicating melodies of Cuban music and the touching spiritual musical journey of its musicians from a hiatus of over a decade in their homeland to Carnegie Hall, New York.

  • Nov 08, 2017

    Very good documentary. Very insightful. It was a bit boring sometimes, but it's a wonder to watch these rather unknown musicians play their hearts out and create such beautiful music.

    Very good documentary. Very insightful. It was a bit boring sometimes, but it's a wonder to watch these rather unknown musicians play their hearts out and create such beautiful music.

  • Aug 01, 2017

    A film I should have seen ten years ago when I listened to the group rather often. Better late than never they say, and it did freshen up my interest at least. We witness a concert, not all of it since the members takes turn on doing interviews and telling their stories to the film crew as it goes on. Wim makes a nice presentation this way, as music is blended in with facts and stories. The story is fascinating but nothing super special. Cool music, nice fellas and an OK documentary. 6 out of 10 cigars.

    A film I should have seen ten years ago when I listened to the group rather often. Better late than never they say, and it did freshen up my interest at least. We witness a concert, not all of it since the members takes turn on doing interviews and telling their stories to the film crew as it goes on. Wim makes a nice presentation this way, as music is blended in with facts and stories. The story is fascinating but nothing super special. Cool music, nice fellas and an OK documentary. 6 out of 10 cigars.

  • May 30, 2017

    A rich and beautiful story of music, love, passion and persistence. I've seen it twice, and will probably see it again.

    A rich and beautiful story of music, love, passion and persistence. I've seen it twice, and will probably see it again.

  • May 20, 2016

    Their life, music, and everything makes me a big fan of the cuban jazz music

    Their life, music, and everything makes me a big fan of the cuban jazz music

  • Mar 05, 2016

    Fantastic music, great stories. A charming film full of joy and love for music.

    Fantastic music, great stories. A charming film full of joy and love for music.

  • May 06, 2015

    awesome and moving doc

    awesome and moving doc

  • Dec 03, 2014

    loved the stream of consciousness style. he truly brought out the spirit of these artists, & their joy in making music ... & I was very inspired by this film !

    loved the stream of consciousness style. he truly brought out the spirit of these artists, & their joy in making music ... & I was very inspired by this film !