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40

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
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  1. 50
    What Ichaso does do is take us on a dizzying, constantly moving ride through an exciting decade in the blossoming of "Nuyorican" culture with its most flamboyant figure as our focus.
  2. Reviewed by: Steven Mikulan
    40
    The main drawback is Claudio Chea's vertiginous camera work -- and the print's continual alternations between black-and-white and color add nothing but a distracting ornamentation.
  3. 50
    A biopic that is as messy as the life it details.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    Ichaso tells Piñero's story through a sometimes disorienting series of flashbacks and flash-forwards, fracturing the time frame to suit the film's internal rhythms, rather than any coherent time line.
  5. 40
    Bratt's fast-talking, all-attitude interpretation is showboating without soul -- which can be said of the entire movie.
  6. Not a man, but the romanticizing of him. A lot of jive-shit.
  7. Piñero never comes close to convincing us that this guy is worth a movie at all.
  8. A well-intentioned, reverential but unenlightening portrait. It pays tribute to the artist. Yet it doesn't scrutinize him.

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