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About the Movie
Michael Peña stars as Cesar Chavez in this empowering biopic. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life to fight for social justice. Also starring America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson and John Malkovich, this film chronicles Chavez' triumphant journey and is a testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the world.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 71
- Fresh: 28
- Rotten: 43
- Average Rating: 5.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: A well-cast, well-intentioned movie that falls into the trap that often awaits film biographies of brave and widely admired individuals.
Fresh: It should have been made 40 years ago, but this biopic about the Mexican-American leader who spearheaded the fight for farmworkers' rights couldn't be more timely.
Rotten: As a filmmaker, Luna is still finding his voice. For all he effectively puts on screen in "Cesar Chavez," Luna never gets past his respect for the accomplishments to give us a true measure of the man.
Rotten: The film is always a little bit at a distance, almost involving, always good enough to make us root for it, but rarely better than average.
Great, but not perfect.
This is a tuff story to tell in a movie format. Movie skips over a number of important events (especially regarding Dolores Huerta - in real life she had a larger role than shown) and over dramatizes other events. Overall it's a great overview of his life and an introduction for those who didn't know him or about the individuals who grow the food we eat ever day, who still face many of the issues shown in the movie... whether they were born here like Cesar, or not...
I really liked this movie
And I'm proud to say I'm a Mexican American from the Imperial Valley!
We need a movie about Delores Huerta
The role of Delores Huerta was mostly overlooked in this movie. She is one of the greatest American women of the 20th century. Both for the work she has done for Mexican Americans, and for work she has done to advance womens causes.