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Calle 54 Reviews

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August 20, 2011
Clearly a labor of love, Fernando Trueba's docu is a great chronicle of Latiz jazz, its history, performers, and enduring appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 11, 2003
You can find half a dozen things to complain about and yet enjoy every minute of the film completely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 5, 2001
A festive experience for those who are willing to embrace Latin jazz, but it doesn't reveal anything beyond a peek at a two hour celluloid concert in session.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
October 8, 2001
Calle 54 could make you feel hot, nostalgic and possessive about this music.
August 3, 2001
For much of its 105 minutes, it simply sizzles with sophisticated passion.
July 27, 2001
There is much to be said for a music film that seems to be playing directly to us, the viewers.
July 20, 2001
The music at times seems to hover above its roots and appears detached from the characters ... creating it.
July 20, 2001
An audio-visual delight of a documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 18, 2001
As much a thrill to watch as it is to listen to, a rare combination for a concert film.
July 9, 2001
It is simply awe-inspiring to watch some of these musicians, to see their passion and energy.
June 28, 2001
Collectively, the numbers add up to a triumph of ecstatic mood swinging.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 11, 2001
This is one fan's valentine to the music he loves. It just happens that the fan is a terrific filmmaker and the music loves him back.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 10, 2001
Calle 54 is an engaging sampler of Latin jazz and its permutations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 4, 2001
The moments are there. They sneak up on you.
May 14, 2001
Although it isn't the human-interest story that Buena Vista Social Club was, Fernando Trueba's Calle 54 is the next best thing to that milestone musical documentary.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 14, 2001
A nice enough appreciation of some fine musicians, but it could have been much more.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 11, 2001
This is one of the most infectiously joyous celebrations of musicmaking ever committed to film. See it and be ennobled.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 11, 2001
It's precisely what a Latin jazz aficionado would want, and what would lead a novice to an affection for the genre.
May 11, 2001
What makes Calle 54 great is precisely what's missing from the other. Trueba shows us the creative act of playing music, not just a bunch of famous folks performing.
May 11, 2001
Lacks history, background and cultural roots, but it's undeniably infectious.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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