El Cantante Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
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.
August 17, 2007
This may be one of the very few biopics in which the subject is marginalized to the point of irrelevance.
August 17, 2007
El Cantante has to legitimize its subject before it can immortalize him; and in the effort, it makes the mistake of letting a star get in the way of the truth.
August 9, 2007
I would have liked to have seen a more in-depth look at the salsa movement. Still, we do get a lot of great music, and Anthony is a natural onscreen in a tailor-made role.
August 9, 2007
Marc Anthony plays the smack-addicted singer, who has some dynamite numbers but not much to say for himself.
August 6, 2007
A downer of a musical biopic that leaves no clich unturned.
August 3, 2007
The film's first half is an uneven string of scenes that offer little setup and sometimes confuse.
August 3, 2007
Lavoe was a gifted and original singer and song interpreter, but this film is unlikely to spread the word.
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