El Cantante Synopsis
Salsa pioneer Héctor Lavoe (Marc Anthony) struggles with drug addiction.
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Movie Reviews

"El Cantante" by far - best film of 2007

By yoan2003
I had a chance to see it even though its not yet on theaters but is such a great movie. The story is basically about Hector Lavoe(Marc Anthony) a very famous salsa singer which died of AIDS and Puchi...

JLo as Lavoe's "Puchie" steals the show

By laurenstone
There was sniffling and tears at the private screening of "El Cantante," on Tuesday night. Judge Edwin Torres, author of "Carlito's Way," declared that Jennifer Lopez' performance will get the...

"El Cantante" definitively is a must see!!! you will not be disappointed.

By Yeily04
I had a chance to see this movie yesterday July 25th in a private advance screening from people en español and I couldn't believe that Jennifer Lopez could act like that, she was amazing. Marc also...

Must go!

By jgarcia15
Definately an oscar movie for JLo. What a performance. This movie took me back and forth through a rollercoaster of emotions. It kept me glued to my seat all the while I just wanted to get up and...


By Da Flash
The acting is great - a lot more than you would expect from Jennifer Lopez. What a performance!! And Marc Anthony is a pleasant surprise. But the music!!!! WOW. For any fan of salsa and for those who...

Surprisingly Lopez and Anthony give wonderful, powerful performances.

By Marcos69
"Surprisingly Lopez and Anthony give wonderful, powerful performances. This film is a good one and it would not be a shock to see Anthony and/or Lopez receive some award nods for their...

Jennifer Lopez - Oscar worthy performance

By HilaryS
I saw this film yesterday and I was not that exited to see it but i changed my mind now... this is a great movie filled up with great music. but what i never could think that Jennifer lopez could act...

I have seen El Cantante twice!!

By jessierican
I was fortunate to have seen the film in March at a special screening they had in Vegas . The critics were so wrong about this movie!! This movie made me and my white boy fiance dance in our seats...


By Barbq14307
They absolutely did a wonderful job telling the story of Hector Lavoe. It was well portrayed. I felt absorbed by the movie....

Salsa Lives

By neldy
Having lived the Hector Lavoe era I was quite impressed with the movie. I was taken back to the days of wonderful salsa nights,passion and true Salsa spirit. I forgot I was watching Jennifer and...

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Rated R | For drug use, pervasive language and some sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Another singer self-destructs, to a Latin beat.
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