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This ground-breaking documentary, inspired by the album, includes appearances by legendary performers Ry & Joaquim Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer, Ruben Gonzáles, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo, Compay Segundo and many other renowned Cuban Musicians. (Artisan Entertainment)

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1. Criterion Collection (public: moderated by caffe - 128 stars)
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May 12 fuzzylogic fuzzylogic
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100 92%
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66 47%
Mar 02 whwhite86 whwhite86
98 42%
Feb 15 Mpython Mpython
8 73%
Feb 09 zak83
82 61%
Feb 04 Evolution Evolution
74 47%
I love the music, the album, and the fascinating characters in the group the film focuses on, but it's like Wenders didn't try at all putting this together. Lazy camerawork, the editing is a mess, very little flow, and doesn't go as deep as it should considering the rich source material.
Jan 31 tamino
80 35%
Jan 14 quente quente
75 72%
Jan 13 mjbreuer
76 67%
Jan 09 vidadam93
97 96%
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75 77%
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80 60%
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80 74%
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70 58%
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50 38%
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70 31%
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85 83%
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78 77%
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80 46%
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20 1%
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75 65%
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78 57%
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50 13%
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73 54%
Aug 18, 2017 EveAngel
60 30%
Jul 27, 2017 jcarv jcarv
91 57%
Jul 15, 2017 MontyCircus MontyCircus
20 11%
This is the shittiest documentary I've ever seen. For starters, it seems to have been filmed on someone's phone. Secondly, it's about 80% footage of in-studio session recording. There's nothing to be learned. I'm interested in the actual album, because I'm interested in exploring Latin music and it is regarded as a classic. But this sucks.
Jul 01, 2017 h1d3m3
55 12%
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85 35%
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83 58%
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65 21%
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75 57%
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70 49%
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72 56%
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90 85%
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80 54%
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83 58%
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66 64%
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50 19%
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54 13%
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100 65%
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90 57%
Dec 28, 2016 darius
68 13%
Dec 23, 2016 robochaa
80 66%
Dec 15, 2016 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
71 29%
Seems to be conceived around the musical group, but other than providing some nice listening throughout, it's very bad at capturing that subject. The editing is a mess and while Wenders' good cinematic eye shows up in random places most of it is not very well shot either. What it's best at is showing so many interesting glimpses of people and, through them, Cuba. Those little moments help it succeed as a portrait of a country and its people where it fails as a portrait of a band and its members.
Dec 11, 2016 valentinvdb
65 5%
Nov 28, 2016 arrow_s arrow-s
74 63%
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85 86%
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72 77%
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87 90%
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86 89%
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84 70%
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63 63%
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70 33%
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90 89%
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8 83%
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20 4%
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78 78%
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Mar 02, 2016 FredMaranhao
85 49%
Feb 06, 2016 snallygaster snallygaster
35 27%
There's a bit for almost everyone here -- we learn a little more about the BVSC musicians, see some good performance footage, and some nice scenes of Cuban life -- but only a bit. Recommended mainly as a supplementary companion piece for those who love the album.
Jan 30, 2016 kennardjon
74 50%
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97 94%
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60 35%
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very boring.
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Some of The best classic cuban music singers.
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Dec 25, 2011 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
68 34%
The music itself is fantastic, featuring memorable and rich songs with accomplished musicianship and great passion. It was a pleasure to spend time with the players and learn a little bit (unfortunately, not a lot) about their lives and careers. However, the cinematography is simply awful. The movie has a cheap, amateurish, washed-out look. It's very unpleasant to behold, especially with the shaky camerawork. It feels like it was all done rather haphazardly with little thought. Just buy the CD.
Dec 23, 2011 renokunz renokunz
75 38%
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80 69%
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75 63%
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