|Miramax Films | Release Date: October 20, 2000||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
A must-see for avid fans and a welcome primer for nascent hip-shakers everywhere.
A magnificent concert film of Latino jazz.
Scene after scene in Calle 54 just knocks you out.
The rapturous power of music has rarely been captured as purely and joyously as it is in Calle 54.
Filled with affection and verve and will do very nicely until the next shipment of Latin jazz comes along.
A film that fans of Latin jazz won't want to miss.
For those unschooled in Latin jazz, though, it might be best to just pick up the CD.
Trueba's movie is nearly undone by its shapelessness. Because the filmmaker imposes little in the way of form (or drama) on his subject, his film is a good listen without being a particularly good watch.
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