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Chico & Rita Reviews

April 6, 2012
When a place and its people are this stylish, we can't help but be drawn to them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 16, 2012
"Chico & Rita" is that rare thing, a cartoon for adults, with a bittersweet take on love and fate and a romantic's view of the night.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 16, 2012
A pure delight, a keenly affecting, visually ravishing tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 8, 2012
A buttery rich animated tale of love, jazz, showbiz, fame and politics in the late '40s and early '50s that is as catchy as its tunes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2012
When a soundtrack this fluidly elegant is married to trite dialogue, thin characterizations, and chockablock animation, it has to go down as a missed opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 24, 2012
Presented in a wash of animated colors, this story of a hot-headed sexy Latina songstress and her jazz piano player takes on new life.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 23, 2012
Remarkably sexy for its genre (it's not for kids at all), it's nostalgic about a time and place that rarely gets treated on film ("Godfather II" touched on it), and it has an emotional pull that may catch you by surprise.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 23, 2012
It's entertaining to watch, and I enjoyed the way they slipped in such real-life figures as Dizzy Gillespie beside the fictional leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 16, 2012
By virtue of its simple, stylized look - bold lines and color blocks - and effervescent Cuban jazz score, the Spanish animated feature "Chico & Rita" rises above its routine story of a troubled love affair between talented musicians.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 10, 2012
There's an outline of an epic love story here, but the screenwriters never bother to fill it in all the way.
February 10, 2012
The film melds dazzling visuals and a wildly infectious score into a simple yet affecting love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 10, 2012
The real romance here is between the filmmakers and the cultural moment they hope to document.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 10, 2012
"Chico and Rita'' beguiles first and foremost as a bebop romance that evokes a bygone era as well as, or maybe even better than, "The Artist."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 10, 2012
This sexy, pulpy, very grown-up film is not your usual best animated feature material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 9, 2012
A dazzling and delightful work of modernist animation, a classic movie romance and a hip-swinging, finger-popping tale of musical revolution...
February 9, 2012
Sexy, sweet and laced with a sadness at once specific to its place and time and accessible to anyone with a breakable heart, "Chico & Rita" is an animated valentine to Cuba and its music.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
February 9, 2012
It's so passionate about the Latin and big-band music of the '40s, '50s and '60s that it'll make anyone who grew up listening to those vibrant rhythms feel like a kid again.
February 9, 2012
A heady wonder for fans of the music, the era, or visual creative art in general.
Read More | Original Score: A-
February 7, 2012
An animated film that could actually open up audiences to the world, instead of giving them an escape from it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2012
A dazzling thing to behold.
September 16, 2010
A visually hypnotic, musically electric film.