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Marc Anthony ("Man on Fire," "Big Night") steps into the role of Salsa superstar Hector Lavoe in this biopic that follows the singer from his early career success as a Puerto Rican teen sensation to his later status as a New York City Latin idol while also documenting his ongoing struggle against drug and alcohol addiction. Golden Globe-nominee Jennifer Lopez ("Maid in Manhattan," "Selena") co-stars as Puchi, Lavoe's longtime muse and love interest.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 106
- Fresh: 27
- Rotten: 79
- Average Rating: 4.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Throughout El Cantante, we're told repeatedly that everybody loves Hector, though why they should love him is a mystery. For fully two-thirds of the film, there isn't enough there either to like or dislike.
Rotten: A downer of a musical biopic that leaves no cliche unturned.
Rotten: Marc Anthony plays the smack-addicted singer, who has some dynamite numbers but not much to say for himself.
Rotten: The film's first half is an uneven string of scenes that offer little setup and sometimes confuse.
Excelent movie, to people like Salsa. Hector and Marc, Bravo!
Loved it :)
i enjoyed it a lot.
This movie allowed the younger fans of salsa to grasp an understanding of what we have to offer to music. It was a great film and made me appreciate my culture and music that much more.