• Justin Willis

    ★★½ Watched by Justin Willis 19 Jan, 2015

    The animation was really cool. It felt similar to A Scanner Darkly, but fully animated. The story was passable and held my interest, but never really was anything better than average. However, it really was a truly beautiful animation style.

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  • Janet

    ★★½ Watched by Janet 29 Dec, 2014

    Animated story of a romance between a Cuban jazz pianist and a Cuban singer. They meet, fall in love, and are parted by misunderstandings and by other people trying to separate them.
    She goes to America and is a successful singer until she questions the racist laws in force at the time, and he is marooned in post revolution Cuba.
    Clearly partly inspired by the story of the Buena Vista Social Club.
    Watchable.

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  • Matt

    ★★★ Added by Matt

    Everything is great! Oh, except the story.

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  • toxibalba

    ★★★★½ Watched by toxibalba 14 Dec, 2014

    this movie is magical!! if you like cuban music or jazz music, or romance or animation or being sad! I listen to the soundtrack all the time now because i'm a sad little sap. It's in Spanish so you can tell people it's a "foreign film" too which like wow you're so cultured
    ITS A GOOD ONE

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  • pillole di cinema

    ★★★ Watched by pillole di cinema 05 Feb, 2014

    Con un tratto netto e i colori pieni Chico & Rita raccontano il loro amore tormentato. La tirano un po' per le lunghe, ma gli si vuole bene.

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  • Chris

    ★★★ Watched by Chris 06 Dec, 2014

    Chico & Rita has a rather predictable plot and no slick animations, but its strengths lie entirely elsewhere.
    It is a movie that is not as polished as standard Hollywood fare, has an original theme and setting to it and feels like it was made with a heart. The music is spot on, as are the settings in 1950s Cuba, NYC and Paris. The human beings in Chico & Rita seem a bit crudely animated, but that does not apply to the backgrounds - the cars, city lights, billboards have all been rendered strikingly beautifuly.
    That alone justifies watching it in my opinion.

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  • Michael

    ★★½ Watched by Michael 07 Apr, 2012

    The animation of the settings is beautiful and striking. The people are OK. The music is lovely. The story; hit and miss. There were times when I was caught up in the story of these self-destructive lovers who respond to every crisis by fleeing, there were others where I was just tired of it. The ending, especially, betrays the resolve and (relative) independence Rita had displayed throughout the movie for a maudlin, clumsy, and unbelievable resolution.

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  • Sarfaraz Abbasi

    ★★★★ Added by Sarfaraz Abbasi

    Chico & Rita

    Probably one of beautiful romance-stories with adult-theme (a scene less than 2 minutes, with partial-nudity). I admire the beauty of setting, film in late 40's. Contains melodious music and beautifully sung song by female lead. The film is told in flashback, which is very much impressive word to do, building up anxiety among (us) viewers. There is simply a wonderful work of animation, done on film to keep the its rhythm of vibrant, currency of both Havana and…

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  • Sarfaraz Abbasi

    ★★★★ Added by Sarfaraz Abbasi

    Chico & Rita

    Probably one of beautiful romance-stories with adult-theme (a scene less than 2 minutes, with partial-nudity). I admire the beauty of setting, film in late 40's. Contains melodious music and beautifully sung song by female lead. The film is told in flashback, which is very much impressive word to do, building up anxiety among (us) viewers. There is simply a wonderful work of animation, done on film to keep the its rhythm of vibrant, currency of both Havana and…

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  • Jesús Placencia

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jesús Placencia 23 Oct, 2014

    Lovely.

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  • drpritch

    ★★★★ Watched by drpritch 05 Oct, 2014

    Gorgeous visuals, with a familiar but still engaging story arc.

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  • Carlos Rodríguez

    ★★★★½ Watched by Carlos Rodríguez 11 Oct, 2012

    What a beautiful and lovely film this is. Chico & Rita tells a touching and poignant love story, in which music plays an important part in such a way that it became the film's soul. It was a brilliant achievement in animation and a movie where the passion and dedicated effort put in making it can be sensed in every frame. It made a great depiction of Cuba and New York's social and cultural environment during the late '40s and the '50s, and this is one of the movie's biggest accomplishments. The ending wasn't exactly great, but still this film was a big pleasure for me.

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