• Cantinflas (2014)


Release Date: August 29th, 2014

DVD Release Date: December 2nd, 2014

PG |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

From humble beginnings, Cantinflas (Óscar Jaenada) travels from the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood and becomes Mexico's beloved comedy-film star.

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

Director: Sebastian del Amo

Genres: Biography , Docudrama

Production Co: Kenio Films

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Claudia PuigUSA Today

    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

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Cantinflas hops from cliche to cliche with lazy thoughtlessness. show more

  • 50
    Roger MooreMcClatchy-Tribune News Service

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

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