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
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.