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El Cantante (2007)

Drama
106 min.
Release Date
August 3, 2007
DVD Release Date
October 30, 2007 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
106 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for drug use, pervasive language and some sexuality

A biopic on Hector Lavoe, who was one of the biggest Spanish-language singers in the 1970s, but personal tragedy and a heroin addiction left him penniless and dying from complications from AIDS. Known as salsa's bad boy, he had a crystal-clear voice and an incomparable talent for improvisation.... Full synopsis »

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I'm only part way through El Cantante, but I don't know if I can make it to the end. It's not that the movie is dreadful; it's just that we've seen this type of story so many times before. And by "so many times before", I mean so, so, so, so, so many times before. Full movie review »
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