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5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
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  3. Negative: 5 out of 13

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  1. Mar 29, 2014
    2
    Director Diego Luna took the under-told, inspiring, and compelling story of one of America's most important labor leaders and created a dull, cliche, and poorly crafted film. Simply put, Cesar Chavez deserves better than this. It's saddens me to think this will be the image that many people first see of him.

    Don't waste your money.
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51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Drew McWeeny
    Apr 18, 2014
    42
    The script by Keir Pearson is admirably restrained in many ways, but it is also almost completely devoid of anything that would give the film the feel of actual life.
  2. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Mar 28, 2014
    50
    The ultimate effect of this film, directed by actor Diego Luna, is curiously cold — it never transcends the hagiographic nature of its material, despite a talented cast and a compelling subject.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Mar 28, 2014
    50
    Biopics about civil rights icons are usually staid affairs. Cesar Chavez, directed by Diego Luna, is no exception.