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  • 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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