Cassandro (2023)

Movie"Changing the game, one match at a time."
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R 1 hr 47 minJan 19th, 2023Drama
The true story of Saúl Armendáriz, a gay amateur wrestler from El Paso that rises to international stardom after he creates the character Cassandro, the “Liberace of Lucha Libre.” In the process, he upends not just the macho wrestling world but also his own life.
DirectorRoger Ross Williams

Cassandro Review

‘Cassandro’ is an understated take on the life of an outsized performer. The biopic of Saúl Armendáriz, who succeeded in changing attitudes for Mexican wrestling, doesn’t quite grapple with all sides of his story, but features a great central performance.

Opening in theaters on September 15th before premiering on Prime Video September 22nd, ‘Cassandro’ introduces mainstream American audiences (at least those who may not have seen 2019 documentary ‘Cassandro, the Exótico!’) to a boundary-pushing Mexican wrestler. Gael García Bernal plays the main man in affecting and well-rounded fashion, though the movie itself never quite channels the flair of subject Saúl Armendáriz.

Movie Details

On Digital & Streaming:September 21st, 2023 - Watch Now
Original Language:English
Executive Producers:Steve Tisch, Paula Amor, Jason Blumenthal, Gael García Bernal, Alberto Muffelmann, Matías Penachino, Mariana Rodríguez Cabarga
Production Companies:Motto Pictures, Escape Artists, Grand Illusion Films, La Corriente del Golfo, Amazon MGM Studios