Piñero Reviews

  • Sep 03, 2019

    This biography of sorts about Miguel Piñero, a conspicuous figure of the Nuyorican movement, is tiresomely superfluous and distracting with its onslaught of jazzy soundtrack and camera work.

    This biography of sorts about Miguel Piñero, a conspicuous figure of the Nuyorican movement, is tiresomely superfluous and distracting with its onslaught of jazzy soundtrack and camera work.

  • May 25, 2019

    A great biopic film that realistically and emotionally shows a lesser-known but important life in Latino culture who is brilliantly played by Benjamin Bratt. It effectively shows the sensitivity and talent of the man in a film with no Hollywood sugar-coating.

    A great biopic film that realistically and emotionally shows a lesser-known but important life in Latino culture who is brilliantly played by Benjamin Bratt. It effectively shows the sensitivity and talent of the man in a film with no Hollywood sugar-coating.

  • Apr 12, 2012

    If you don't know anything about this artist (like myself), you won't get much out of this biopic.

    If you don't know anything about this artist (like myself), you won't get much out of this biopic.

  • Sep 18, 2011

    Great poetry of a miserable, so close to be fabulous life: "Cause even if I am half-and-half, any of the halves is more whole than all of you"

    Great poetry of a miserable, so close to be fabulous life: "Cause even if I am half-and-half, any of the halves is more whole than all of you"

  • Feb 03, 2010

    **1/2 (out of four) Pinero was a poet who lived in New York. The troubled man's life was splattered with excessive drug and alcohol abuse. Benjamin Bratt stars as Pinero and he does a good job at showing the poet's torment and disinegration. But his performance is the highlight. The film never finds a cohereant narrative, losing its focus.

    **1/2 (out of four) Pinero was a poet who lived in New York. The troubled man's life was splattered with excessive drug and alcohol abuse. Benjamin Bratt stars as Pinero and he does a good job at showing the poet's torment and disinegration. But his performance is the highlight. The film never finds a cohereant narrative, losing its focus.

  • Nov 23, 2009

    The grittiness and realistic look to the film just doesn't work. I can see what they were going for but the movie is quite simply a boring mess. It's disjointed and lacks a cohesive structure. Considering the fact the movie is a biography of a real person, it's amazing the filmmakers were so far off from capturing the character they apparently found interesting. Miguel Pinero isn't interesting or appealing here. You just don;t care.

    The grittiness and realistic look to the film just doesn't work. I can see what they were going for but the movie is quite simply a boring mess. It's disjointed and lacks a cohesive structure. Considering the fact the movie is a biography of a real person, it's amazing the filmmakers were so far off from capturing the character they apparently found interesting. Miguel Pinero isn't interesting or appealing here. You just don;t care.

  • Mar 26, 2009

    The biopic's cinematic technique is supposed to be vibrant and alive and reflect Pinero's variegated lifestyle. Emphasis on the "supposed to be".

    The biopic's cinematic technique is supposed to be vibrant and alive and reflect Pinero's variegated lifestyle. Emphasis on the "supposed to be".

  • Mar 18, 2009

    Great! One of my favorites!

    Great! One of my favorites!

  • Nov 24, 2008

    Interesting look at an artist I'd never even heard of.

    Interesting look at an artist I'd never even heard of.

  • Aug 26, 2008

    One of my favorite movies. It literally broke me.

    One of my favorite movies. It literally broke me.