Romántico

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  • Summary: This feature-length documentary follows Mexican musician Carmelo Muñiz as the troubadour returns home to scratch out a living after years of trying to get ahead in San Francisco. (Meteor Fillms)
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
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  1. Reviewed by: Jordan Harper
    80
    Following a hardworking, goodhearted man as life beats the hell out of him, this documentary is moving almost to the point of exploitation.
  2. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    80
    Pain, poetry and perseverance form the backbone of Mark Becker's compassionate, well-observed documentary.
  3. 80
    If this terrific documentary doesn't adjust your idea of what it means to have a hard life and a good attitude, you haven’t been paying attention.
  4. The value of Romantico is that it lets us experience vicariously what Carmelo and others like him go through.
  5. A modest documentary, small in scope and ambition, but it achieves one of the higher callings of art in that it forces viewers to look at a something in a newer, deeper and more humane way.
  6. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    70
    Engrossing pic is impressively shot, edited and scored.
  7. 50
    There's nothing extraordinary about mariachi singer Carmelo Muñiz Sánchez, and nothing extraordinary about Mark Becker's documentary profile Romántico.

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