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Piņero Reviews

July 31, 2007
Overlapping the artist's biography and his work, writer-director Leon Ichaso pointedly reflects the chaos in his subject's shortish life, but he links the artist's frustrations and talent in the usual manner: as cause and effect.
July 31, 2007
A scattershot stab at a fascinating life and times.
February 9, 2006
Flashily but irritatingly shot, full of unmotivated switches from colour to b/w, sudden flashbacks, mannered slow mo and jump cuts, this is hardly a subtle evocation of its subject's life.
July 20, 2002
A vivid rendering of the complexities of the artist's soul, and a notable attempt to convey the trajectory of a volatile creative life.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2002
Bratt's performance is as steady and consistent as the film is frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 22, 2002
It's impressionistic and risks incoherence, but it works as a successful montage of the unruly life of a sensitive, talented, but conflicted man whose self-destructiveness it never tries to sugarcoat or deny.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 15, 2002
What makes the film so grueling and, eventually, tiresome is the relentlessness of the guy's self-destruction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 25, 2002
A daring, free-spirited and ultimately moving performance by Benjamin Bratt lies at the beating heart of Pinero.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 25, 2002
This character was an abusive swine. Perhaps it would be best to let his art stand on its own.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 25, 2002
It can be a bit confusing, but it's also rewarding.
January 24, 2002
A well-intentioned, reverential but unenlightening portrait.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 24, 2002
Bratt ... explodes like a cherry bomb in the role.
January 24, 2002
A biopic that is as messy as the life it details.
January 6, 2002
An annoyingly hyper biopic.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 22, 2001
Worth seeing for Benjamin Bratt's performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 14, 2001
You get the feeling Ichaso is trying to bluff us into becoming believers.
December 13, 2001
A sustained piece of showboating mythmaking, and something of a snow job.
December 13, 2001
Despite the quality of Bratt's performance, the movie is like its subject: provocative, impenetrable and tiresome.
December 13, 2001
Vibrant and compelling.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 13, 2001
Has its moments ... but overall it doesn't do justice to Bratt's brave performance.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 13, 2001
Bratt resurrects the spirit of the playwright, poet and actor Miguel Piņero with the kind of thrilling brio that Dustin Hoffman brought to his screen portrayal of Lenny Bruce 27 years ago.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 11, 2001
Biopics about inebriated artists are always stranded by their own non-stories, and Piņero's short life was apparently little more than a series of dimebag mooches and public stumbles.
December 6, 2001
Benjamin Bratt's harrowing and electric performance anchors Pinero in place as the wayward narrative jumps from one time period to the next.
September 7, 2001
Complex but often disengaging.