• 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…

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  • alina_hernandez

    ★★½ Watched by alina_hernandez 15 Feb, 2015

    Historia de amor y separación genérica, pero está bien padre ver La Habana con un tipo de animación "profunda", al estilo Los Simpson: La Película. Y Rita sí le anda peleando el trono a Jessica Rabbit.

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  • Cinematic Justice

    ★★ Watched by Cinematic Justice 14 Feb, 2015

    I appreciated that this was a mature film, and the rather distinct setting of Cuba right before and during the beginning of Fidel Castro's rise to power certainly added quite a bit. But I just never really connected with the characters or story and if you ask me it's one of the weaker films even in the "what happened?" black hole of 2011 animated films.

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  • Craig Duffy

    ★★★★ Watched by Craig Duffy 08 Feb, 2015

    Really good looking animation that moves like few animated films can. Conventional story but helped by the music and the technique on display.

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  • Thomas Williams

    ★★★ Added by Thomas Williams

    Although animated, Chico & Rita is not a movie for the younger crowd. It is strictly an adult movie that just happens to be hand drawn and beautifullly colored. Chico & Rita found itself nominated for Best Animated Film at the 2012 Oscars where Rango took home the Academy Award.

    Taking place over the span of 50 years primarily in Havana, Cuba (also Vegas, NYC, Paris, Sydney ...) it is the story of the jazz pianist named Chico who happened upon the…

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  • Alex Gonçalves

    ★★★ Added by Alex Gonçalves

    O encanto de “Chico & Rita” está em trazer a vivacidade do life action para a técnica animada. A equipe fez uma pesquisa bem vasta para recriar a atmosfera do período retratado, trazendo uma cenografia que nos transporta a ambientes tomados pela temperatura contagiante de Havana, Nova York, Paris, Las Vegas e Hollywood. Mas o que realmente fica na memória são os altos e baixos vivenciados por um casal que poderia muito bem ter existido na vida real.

    + cineresenhas.com.br/2015/02/03/resenha-critica-chico-rita-2010/

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  • 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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