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El Cantante

Rated R for drug use, pervasive language and some sexuality.

R In Theaters 08/3/2007 , 116min.
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Critic score based on 24 reviews

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May 22, 2008
Not a bad film over all. As an entertainer and a person who suffers from depression, I could really relate to alot of this film. I could feel what Hector was going through. Jennifer Lopez did a great job.
May 22, 2008
May 22, 2008
EL cantante is the best movi i ever see it may me lloral. i field like i was there.... thank you marc anthony
May 22, 2008
My wife and I are African-Americans who grew up in NYC during the 60's and 70's. We lived and breathed latin music. Every weekend would bring house parties and dances and in our circle [a very large one] in Manahattan and Queens it meant dancing to Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto, TP etc. It meant hangin' out at the Palladium or the Corso and getting down [who had the baddest moves/steps]. It was a
May 22, 2008
the best in the 70 truly was the salsa going on and people going to discos with out fear like know. it sho the street how empty they were in the 70 when you was able to trust the street of new york city. J lo and Marck show no only the salsa and Hector life but the best life of New York city they are excellent the best. Maria Ramos

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

A.O. Scott
The New York Times
It may be best to approach El Cantante less as a movie than as a two-hour promotional video for a must-have soundtrack album. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
A star isn't born in El Cantante as much as it's reconfirmed. She's still here, and she's still got it. Full Review
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
It's a soaring, crashing, blazing affair with pyrotechnic performances by real-life spouses Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez as Lavoe and his wife, Puchi. Like a plane disaster, it holds you in thrall of ay, Dios mio! drama. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
The music is the uncontested highlight of El Cantante. Full Review
Kirk Honeycutt
The Hollywood Reporter
Unfortunately, the music is as irresistible as the tired story of a musician succumbing to substance abuse is resistible. Full Review

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