• Elaine Virginia

    ★★★★ Watched by Elaine Virginia 23 Mar, 2016 2

    Un drama que habría podido pasar por cursi y tonto de no ser por la magnífica forma en que fue presentado, envuelto por personajes magnéticos que parecen dejarse llevar por el son cubano y el jazz que guían a toda la película por las ciudades tan perfectamente ambientadas, la Habana, la Nueva York y el París de las décadas de los 40 y los 50. Sencillamente, una maravilla visual y auditiva.

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  • franchesk

    ½ Added by franchesk

    Dicen que para criticar algo hay que verlo primero, o lo que esta frase esconde: tener hecha la crítica y ver el film solo para confirmarla. Y en este caso se cumple, pero eso no es culpa mía, sino de Trueba y Mariscal, Mariscal y Trueba, dos tontos muy tontos, o al menos eso se deduce de la película y, sobre todo, del vergonzoso felatorio en "Versión española". Si esto es el cine español, que Hiroshima hubiese sido Madrid, por favor.

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  • Darcy

    ★★★ Watched by Darcy 09 Mar, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I liked this movie. The animation was not as smooth as I'd liked and the colours were a bit... straight-forward, but overall I thought the style was good. The story though couldn't quite capture my interest. Too many ups-and-downs/will-they-won't-they's, and a, in my opinion, quite fast pacing. At times I couldn't really keep up with the change of scenery/time period.
    The scene I found most emotional was when Rita stood on the stage on New Year's Eve to hold a…

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  • blind_choice

    ★★★★ Rewatched by blind_choice 12 Feb, 2016

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    Day 135 of 365 of my year long challenge

    Week 20: In the mood for Love

    Whether you've got a partner by your side or just some food, movies will always be there for you. Happy Valentines.
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    In pre-Castro Cuba, a piano player Chico (Eman Xor Oña), falls deep in love Rita (Limara Meneses), a beautiful jazz singer. Beginning with a chase and continuing with passionate highs and lows, Chico and Rita fall in and out of love…

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  • jto111

    ★★★★ Added by jto111

    A beautiful animation with great music.

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  • PleinSoleil

    ★★★ Watched by PleinSoleil 30 Jan, 2016

    Film #29 of the 2016 New Year, New Scavenger Hunt Challenge!
    Task #30: A Film Featuring Adult Animation

    Chico and Rita is a film with great atmosphere and some very heartfelt moments. It has a wonderful depiction of very cuban jazz music that's mixed and inserted well into the storyline. While I was rooting for this film by all counts, I struggled to connect to the story as I wanted to. The second act is structurally unfocused and reliant on…

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  • Marcos Araujo

    ★★★½ Watched by Marcos Araujo 20 Jan, 2016

    Belas músicas com um final surpreendente...

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  • Amy G

    ★★★½ Added by Amy G

    This was allllllll about the story and the music. The animation was just a vehicle to tell us what's happening. It's essentially a love story that spans these two people's lives and it's stunning.

    My only complaint is that it's too long for what it is.

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  • Gustavo Menezes

    ★★★½ Watched by Gustavo Menezes 30 Dec, 2015

    Animação muito bonita e envolvente. Gostei muito da sequência a la "On the Town". Só achei que a história corre muito na segunda metade, e a espera de Rita soa totalmente irreal. Mas é um prato cheio pros amantes de jazz das décadas 40 e 50.

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  • Clint Luciantonio

    ★★½ Watched by Clint Luciantonio 23 Aug, 2015

    Credit where credit is due, Chico and Rita has a lot going for it. The soundtrack is spectacular, blending various genres and eras of jazz together, punctuating the ever turbulent relationship of the titular characters. A love letter to the genre that made Cuba and New York the centrepieces of culture in the post war period, Chico and Rita becomes a wonderful tribute to the influence that this music had on people of the time. Excellently arranged and mixed, the…

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  • josef2014

    ★★½ Watched by josef2014 02 Dec, 2015

    5.0

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  • ebmsp

    ★★★★★ Watched by ebmsp 03 Nov, 2015

    As Don Draper might say, it's not a movie--it's a time machine. Totally immersive, as both musical & romance--tropes be damned. Whenever I feel disheartened by the current state of cinema, all I need to remember is there are gems like this one still being made.

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