Buena Vista Social Club

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11

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  1. SlimJin
    Mar 6, 2005
    10
    Beautiful music! Reviews with 0's are simply the results of stupidity.
  2. wul.
    May 10, 2005
    10
    This was a beautiful film. To an American viewer surrounded by soul-less pop awash in sex and comercialism here is a stark contrast. Here is a film about MUSIC! These aged musicians, some in their nineties, and their considerable skills can still set a house on fire. The ways in which this film will touch you are best summed up by the final scenes. Plucked from various locations and This was a beautiful film. To an American viewer surrounded by soul-less pop awash in sex and comercialism here is a stark contrast. Here is a film about MUSIC! These aged musicians, some in their nineties, and their considerable skills can still set a house on fire. The ways in which this film will touch you are best summed up by the final scenes. Plucked from various locations and vocations in Cuba, these musical legends were assembled for a concert in New York. Although culturally they were worlds apart from thier audience - separated by barriers of language, wealth, lifestyle -- in Carnegie Hall, they were the masters, expertly touching and transporting their audience to a land they had never tasted, touched or seen through the universal language of love, passion and music. Expand
  3. jefff.
    Jun 14, 2005
    8
    Brilliant. The music is great.

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Being able to hear this kind of playing is a special moment in time, one we don't want to end and one that we're privileged to experience.
  2. Reviewed by: Norman Green
    50
    Lacks dramatic tension and fails to bring this great music alive. It does not sing.
  3. A 140-minute film masterpiece.