Cassandro the Exotico! Reviews

June 24, 2020
A bold, charming, and unique sports documentary about a true trailblazer.
June 16, 2020
An intimate and interesting portrait...a documentary told with great compassion, very funny, very moving and very charming...
June 8, 2020
There are glimpses of Mickey Rourke's Oscar-nommed work in The Wrestler. Sadly, though, this rather disappears in the maelstrom of self-consciously quirky colour and soft focus.
May 14, 2020
This film is a diverting study of Cassandro's belief in himself as a dramatic, suffering character, in art as in life.
August 9, 2019
Lucha libre and drag mix in this fascinating, charming and intimate documentary about a Mexican wrestler who has never hidden his identity behind a mask. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 1, 2019
These scenes are theatrical, even regal, and avoid pretension. Losier conjures the legend of Cassandro with overwhelming affection. It's a lovely, fantastic spectacle.
August 1, 2019
"Cassandro," which recalls the grabbed verve of a '60s-era verité snapshot, charts the reluctant dimming of this extravagant icon with affectionate energy and lasting poignance.
July 23, 2019
Texas-born 48-year-old Cassandro is thoroughly engaging, and filmmaker Marie Losier follows him intimately, creating a gently observant portrait of an outrageous man.
July 23, 2019
Losier captures all the camp of such a larger than life figure, but underneath all the pageantry and breathtaking maneuvers off the top rope is a sustained note of mental and physical pain.
July 18, 2019
Losier's portrait of the performer takes an intimate, impressionistic approach.
July 18, 2019
Marie Losier's empathy, if not love, for Cassandro hinders her from examining his wounds with much depth.
July 15, 2019
[Losier] revels in Cassandro's offstage charisma and in his acrobatic artistry while also revealing the authentic violence of the sport's blatant artifice.
May 14, 2018
It's a moving and sometimes amusing portrait of grit and glitter overcoming adversity...