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The film is such a pure expression of the director’s love for the music, a love so infectious it should leave you elated.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
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An invigorating survey….Trueba mixes expository sequences with sumptuously photographed and recorded performances of his own A-list of artists…an all-star show
THE DETROIT METRO TIMES
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The film should reinforce worldwide interest in this vibrant music…All the musical numbers are beautifully filmed…Pic looks and sounds wonderful
VARIETY

Fernando Trueba’s exhilarating celebration of Latin jazz makes viewers feel the music from the inside out…Trueba allows you to experience the music in all its vibrant complexity and its physicality, whether jazz artists and dancers are literally fusing flamencos or mambos and bebop, or pianist Eliane Elias is working the pedals barefoot.
THE NEW YORKER

There is an extraordinary collection of real-life characters, and a story told in brief vignettes, in glances, in the glimpse of a calloused hand. There is also music, plenty of music, great music…This is one fan’s valentine to the music he loves. It just happens that the fan is a terrific filmmaker and the music loves him back—and we get to see it and hear it all. What a treat.
THE WASHINGTON POST
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As much a thrill to watch as it is to listen to, a rare combination for a concert film
TORONTO STAR

What makes Calle 54 great is precisely what’s missing from the other. Trueba shows us the creative act of playing music, not just a bunch of famous folks performing.
SEATTLE TIMES

Collectively, the numbers add up to a triumph of ecstatic mood swinging.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Fernando Trueba’s Calle 54 is the next best thing to that milestone musical documentary.
THE BOSTON GLOBE

The sound is terrific, the rhythms infectious and the artistic passions palpable. We wager that you’ll leave this one looking for the nearest place to nab the soundtrack.
E!

The film will greatly appeal to current fans of the musical genre and should win over more than a few converts.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

If you’re not a fan now, these 105 celebratory minutes could go a long way toward your conversion.
LA WEEKLY

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