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Cesar Chavez

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Biography

Release Date :

March 28, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Diego Luna

Starring :

Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich, Gabriel Mann, Spencer Garrett, Jacob Vargas, Yancey Arias, Mark Moses

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

3 of 4

“..yet it's Pena's quietly powerful interpretation of Cesar Chavez the man that makes this movie work so well..”
by Bill Zwecker [Chicago Sun-Times]
2 of 4

“..useful as a crash course in Chavez's main achievements, but this is the simplified version of a complicated and sometimes controversial story..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
2.5 of 4

“..the result, while inspirational, falls into the category of a conventional account of a great man. Cesar Chavez hits all the right notes but never attempts anything rash, daring, or extraordinary..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 4

“..it's a clear and moving story, although the messier edges of the man have been smoothed out to fit the screen, and some of the victories may have been exaggerated to provide a happier ending..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
3 of 4

“..enlivened by a strong cast, Cesar Chavez is a straightforward and inspiring account of a noble man..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2 of 4

“..as drama, however, it is an amateurish mess, with faltering direction and wooden acting..”
by Tirdad Derakhshani [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2 of 4

“.."Cesar Chavez" so fervently tries to be virtuous that it risks being dull. Dull it certainly is. But how virtuous?..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Lisa Kennedy [Denver Post]

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