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PG| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary

Cantinflas is the untold story of Mexico's greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time.  From his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood, Cantinflas became famous around the world – one joke at a time. Relive the laughter that has charmed generations.

Cast: Óscar Jaenada , Michael Imperioli , Ilse Salas , Luis Gerardo Méndez , Gabriela de la Garza , Ana Layevska , Adal Ramones , Bárbara Mori

Director: Sebastián del Amo

Genres: Docudrama, Biography

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Cantinflas (2014)

Release Date: August 29th, 2014|1 hr. 43 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Cantinflas is a nostalgic, occasionally schlocky, look at the Mexican icon. While a substantial number of scenes are heavy-handed, the actor who plays Cantinflas— Óscar Jaenada — is a standout. show more

  • A historically interesting story is painted in broad, colorless strokes, alternating as it does between soap opera and slapstick. show more

  • The result, I’m afraid, is a big disappointment, a disjointed mess that tries to create a point-counterpoint narrative with these two savvy showmen, which inevitably tips the scales in favoring one of them. The problem is, it’s not the one you think. show more

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  • September 09, 2014 lgjhere1
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    Ignore the critics. This was enjoyable and a nice relief from the cookie-cutter crap foisted on us today. Very original.

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