El Cantante Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
September 5, 2008
In fact, Lopez deserves praise for pushing this project. The recently deceased Puchi (who helped generate the script and pushed for Lopez to play her) is not the kind of character you see on screen every day.
September 5, 2008
There is something entirely dead about Lopez's performance. No matter how superficially lively she makes it, she is always simply mouthing the lines. Never mind Jenny from the block. Jenny is the block. Of wood.
September 5, 2008
The film, however, beginning with a flashback to 1963, is a soft-pedalled account of Lavoe's rise to fame and his drug-related downfall that has more in common with the biopic parody Walk Hard than anything as muddy as real life.
September 5, 2008
This messy, maudlin portrait of the decline and decline of Puerto Rico-born salsa star Hctor Lavoe wavers uncertainly between cable channel biopic and socially concerned drug movie.
April 4, 2011
September 5, 2008
This is an entertaining biopic that's worth seeing for the terrific musical sequences and for the superb performances by Anthony and Lopez. Recommended.
September 5, 2008
Leon Ichaso's film soft-pedals everything save the language in what often resembles a made-for-cable biopic.
September 5, 2008
It doesn't help that, in the title role, Marc Anthony has all the onscreen charisma of wet dough.
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