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Chico & Rita

Not Rated In Theaters 02/10/2012 , 94min.
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Viewer Score
93%
Viewer score based on 15 ratings
76%
Critic score based on 26 reviews

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March 24, 2012
stevenbeller
Beautiful and moving. Who could ask for more from an animated film about Cuban jazz musicians?
January 30, 2012
mpmossnet
This film is unlike anything I ever saw. The animation is astounding, so different from Pixar or CGI. People were alternately laughing at the dialogue, especially the Cuban scenes, and really crying at the end (not me, much...) The music is fantastic, lots of Latin Jazz. Worth a trip to the art cinema. Scored points with wifey!

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Variety
Think of Chico and Rita as a test, one that gauges whether your love of Cuban jazz can exceed your threshold for lousy animation -- a real "good tunes/bad toons" quandary. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Sexy, sweet and laced with a sadness at once specific to its place and time and accessible to anyone with a breakable heart, Chico & Rita is an animated valentine to Cuba and its music. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
This is definitely animation for grown-ups - its look is voluptuous, sexy and sultry; its Latin-inflected Dizzy Gillespie sound is seductive; and its story of young lovers whose passions are tested is timeless. Full Review
Bob Mondello
NPR
The picture's real achievement though, is the warmth it brings to the music that animates the lives of these Afro-Cuban characters. Full Review
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
A shallow romanticization of Batista-era Cuba -- when the nation was a tropical paradise for the delectation of American jetsetters -- and what the revolution left in its wake. Full Review

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