• Steve Grzesiak

    ★★½ Watched by Steve Grzesiak 31 Mar, 2014 1

    Nice! (Sort of)

    Chico & Rita was a pure instinct choice for this evening when browsing through Netflix. I knew absolutely nothing about this one before I stuck it on and I don't really feel as though it was a risk that paid off.

    When it comes to being an effective and evocative mode of transport back to pre-Castro Cuba, it seems to work extremely well. Or at least I think it does. Pre-Castro Cuba is not exactly one of my…

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  • SJHoneywell

    ★★★★ Added by SJHoneywell

    While the story is
    Nothing new, the soundtrack is
    Out of this damn world!

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  • AlecinRealLife

    ★★★½ Watched by AlecinRealLife 26 Mar, 2014

    The music and animation for this are absolutely gorgeous. The love story was a bit contrived, and I found Chico's pursuing a bit overboard at times, but it's a lovely journey through the sights and sounds of that era.

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  • panikoval500

    ★★★★ Added by panikoval500

    χάρμα

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  • Bob Hovey

    ★★★★½ Watched by Bob Hovey 10 Dec, 2013

    A beaten-down old man who shines shoes on the streets of Havana trudges home to his small apartment. As he pours a drink and stares out his window over the rooftops, a classic jazz song by Chico and Rita comes on the radio. Suddenly it is the early 1950's and the old man is the young and handsome jazz pianist Chico, and he's just laid eyes on singer Rita for the first time. So begins this beautiful and poignant animated…

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  • kylegarvey

    ★★★★½ Added by kylegarvey

    A predictable and pat musical odyssey and unrequited love story, but an astonishing piece of art. The animation, blending minimalism and ultra-detail, looks great and is matched to some of the loveliest, sultriest jazz I've ever heard. Nominated for the 2011 Best Animated Feature Oscar (but beat out by the much shallower RANGO), CHICO & RITA has a feel of Oscar bait about it -- a little bit facile, indulgent, passable -- but the visuals and music are so jaw-dropping and…

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  • Adrian Nguyen

    ★★ Watched by Adrian Nguyen 10 Feb, 2014 1

    What’s Love Got To Do With It? No.18

    Every year, the Academy Awards announce its nominations and one of them is the award for Best Animated Feature. Out of the nominees, one (or maybe more) of them is a film from another country while the rest are purely made in CGI that comes either from Dreamworks, Disney or Pixar. Chico & Rita was nominated in 2012 along the likes of Rango, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots. The former…

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  • Troy Taylor

    ★★★ Watched by Troy Taylor 28 Jan, 2014

    His an animated love story for adults that tells a story of jazz and Cuban music. The music is fantastic, especially if you're into the history of jazz. The fact that it's animated gives the movie the ability to do a few things that border on unrealistic, but work in the format. It's a sexy movie--these cartoons get naked and get busy. But, it's also endearing, watching those two get older, wiser, but hold onto their passion.

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  • Anny

    ★★★★★ Watched by Anny 06 Jan, 2014

    Chico and Rita tells the story of Chico, a retired jazz musician as he remembers his impossible love with a jazz singer called Rita. This is a true art form that captures the long love story between the two characters and their lives in two separate countries. Just beautiful.

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  • drashig

    ★★★½ Watched by drashig 25 Jan, 2014

    Lovely animation, and a great soundtrack

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  • ButacaMartinez

    ★★★½ Watched by ButacaMartinez 02 Jan, 2014

    la música y las referencias mantienen la atención.

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  • Gabrielle

    ★★★½ Watched by Gabrielle 11 Dec, 2013

    animation kind of funky and a little unnecessary? but the soundtrack was great, the storyline was decent enough, and i'm still thinking about the film three days later, which means something. not bad!

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