• Matt

    ★★★½ Watched by Matt 19 May, 2015 2

    There's a slim chance that you've seen any animated films geared towards adult audiences, aside from the Family Guy, South Park-esque comedies and hentai. So, I feel incredibly lucky to have seen Chico y Rita, which clearly establishes the endless possibilities that animated movies, outside the realm of Disney, could have. Unfortunately, this Spanish Oscar-nominee isn't a fully realised effort, squandering an interesting premise for a predictable love story and relying heavily on its neat soundtrack, one that isn't powerful…


  • Agnis

    ★★ Watched by Agnis 11 Apr, 2015

    Only marginally better animation that A Cat In Paris and the story isn't particularily interesting either.


  • Lucciano Vezina

    ★★★ Watched by Lucciano Vezina 07 Apr, 2015

    March Around The World Challenge #7-Spain
    There are times where the story goes goes a little over the top and the English bits do come off cheesy, however Chico and Rita does offer visually stunning animation that is a feast for the eyes for lovers of animation and a top notch soundtrack.


  • Paukzen

    ★★★ Watched by Paukzen 18 Sep, 2011



  • Tom Morton

    ★★★½ Watched by Tom Morton 24 Mar, 2015

    30 Countries in 30 Days #25: Spain

    A colourful romance set against the Cuban jazz scene of the 1940s, Chico & Rita recreates the vibrant atmosphere of the era through animation. I've seen some criticism of the art style (here and elsewhere) but I thought it did a great job of conveying the improvisation and liveliness of the soundtrack, and I appreciated the attempt to do something different. It's not always perfect - some scenes are gorgeous, but others look cheap,…


  • Gonçalo

    ★½ Watched by Gonçalo 20 Mar, 2015

    An ordinary love story told in the form of an animated movie. I can't understand the nomination for best animated movie at the oscars.


  • Zach Evans

    ★★★½ Watched by Zach Evans 16 Mar, 2015

    It's a nice, breezy sort of star crossed lovers story. The animation is pretty interesting, with the flat, blobby characters standing out against the lush watercolor backgrounds. Good to watch on a lazy Monday morning.


  • Sam

    ★★★★ Watched by Sam 16 Mar, 2015

    Just lovely.


  • JoseIgnacioWert

    ★★★ Added by JoseIgnacioWert

    Trueba y Mariscal –junto al generalmente omitido Tono Errando- se metieron al mundo en el bolsillo con esta sugerente cinta de animación. El trazo del creador de Cobi resplandece sobre la pantalla, y la historia tiene cierto interés, por más que resulte algo estirada en forma de largometraje. Por no hablar de la música.

    Una cinta sobrevalorada, pero disfrutable.


  • Marina Rossi

    ★★★½ Watched by Marina Rossi 07 Mar, 2015

    March Around The World 2015 – film #6
    Country: Spain
    – Browse my selection for the 2015 challenge.

    Chico & Rita is about love and music, and everything in between. The art style is fresh and beautiful, and the ink strokes flow on the screen like a dance. Their story begins in Havana, then grow apart in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Paris. The colours of the love story are Mediterranean-like: pleasure, passion, jealousy, melancholy, inspiration, rhythm. The music…


  • Liz Ennis

    ★★★½ Watched by Liz Ennis 07 Mar, 2015

    The music in this movie is the star. A story about jazz musicians in pre-Castro Cuba, it's a love story about musicians but also the music. The story is relatively predictable but it's a sweet story and the animation is colorful and matches the mood. It's a story you've seen before presented in a very different way.


  • Adam Bolden

    ★★★★½ Watched by Adam Bolden 07 Jan, 2013

    Set in Cuba during the 1940s, Chico & Rita tells the tale of a piano player named Chico (Eman Xor Oña) and a singer named Rita (Limara Meneses) whose lives cross back and forth as they make their way through the world. It's a beautifully animated film with a lot of great music and plenty of romance to go around.

    The story follows Chico a bit more so than Rita, but both are dealt with elegantly. They both start out as…