Piñero Reviews

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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.
May 3, 2002
Bratt's performance is as steady and consistent as the film is frustrating.
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.
March 15, 2002
What makes the film so grueling and, eventually, tiresome is the relentlessness of the guy's self-destruction.
January 25, 2002
A daring, free-spirited and ultimately moving performance by Benjamin Bratt lies at the beating heart of Pinero.
January 25, 2002
This character was an abusive swine. Perhaps it would be best to let his art stand on its own.
January 25, 2002
It can be a bit confusing, but it's also rewarding.
January 24, 2002
A well-intentioned, reverential but unenlightening portrait.
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.
December 22, 2001
Worth seeing for Benjamin Bratt's performance.
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.
December 13, 2001
Has its moments ... but overall it doesn't do justice to Bratt's brave performance.
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