Cantinflas (2014)




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Cantinflas is the untold story of Mexico's greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time. From his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood, Cantinflas became famous around the world - one joke at a time. Relive the laughter that has charmed generations. (C) Pantelion
PG (for thematic elements, language, smoking and some suggestive material)
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Oscar Jaenada
as Cantinflas
Michael Imperioli
as Michael Todd
Ilse Salas
as Valentina Ivanova
Luis Gerardo Méndez
as Estanislao Shilinsky
Gabriela de la Garza
as Olga Ivanova
Ana Layevska
as Miroslava Stern
Adal Ramones
as Mantequilla
Barbara Mori
as Elizabeth Taylor
Mauricio Argüelles
as Taquillero
Magali Boysselle
as Diablita 2
Cassandra Ciangherotti
as Estela Pagola
Joaquín Cosio
as Indio Fernández
Joaquin Coslo
as Indio Fernández
Eduardo Ramirez Espana
as Alejandro Galindo
Ximena González-Rubio
as María Félix
Diana Lein
as Vitola
Andrés Montiel
as Agustín Isunza
Flor Payán
as Lupita Tovar
Teresa Ruiz
as Meche Barba
Julian Sedgwick
as Charlie Chaplin
Jose Sefami
as Diego Rivera
Otto Sirgo
as Andrés Soler
Giovanna Zacarías
as Gloria Marín
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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (4)

Cantinflas wears viewers down with earnest hero worship.

Full Review… | September 4, 2014
Village Voice
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A big disappointment, a disjointed mess that tries to create a point-counterpoint narrative with these two savvy showmen, which inevitably tips the scales in favoring one of them.

Full Review… | September 3, 2014
Top Critic

You're left with that empty feeling of a surface barely scratched, when the legend that was Cantinflas deserves much more.

Full Review… | August 28, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

While a substantial number of scenes are heavy-handed, the actor who plays Cantinflas- Óscar Jaenada - is a standout.

Full Review… | August 28, 2014
USA Today
Top Critic

A rancid narrative, with a simple sketch of the figure of a great popular film comedian. [Full review in Spanish]

Full Review… | April 20, 2016
El Pais (Spain)

This is a movie that's OK, but could've been great. [Full review in Spanish]

Full Review… | April 14, 2016
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Audience Reviews for Cantinflas

How can. you portray the life of Cantinflas in a 2 hour film? Say what you will,but I found Oscar's performance STUNNING!

Rebecca Stell
Rebecca Stell

Cantinflas is a pleasant tribute to the legendary Mexican star, featuring Oscar Jaenada in an exceptional performance

Miguel Romero
Miguel Romero

I had to have an open mind before watching this movie because, realistically, no one can duplicate Cantinflas' genius talent. It had its really good moments but I felt some scenes were cut too short. And I feel like other movies of his deserved a few scenes in this film as well, they would have added to the comedic elements. It was only around 1 hr 40 minutes long and this wasu NOT long enough. It needed many details about his life!

Jairo Aguilar
Jairo Aguilar

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