Selena Synopsis
A beautiful Mexican-American singer's skyrocketing international career ends abruptly.
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L.A. Weekly

By Paul Malcolm
For all its simplicity, however, the film is entertaining, even uplifting, with Lopez giving a stellar, confectionary performance.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Selena succeeds, through Lopez's performance, in evoking the magic of a sweet and talented young woman.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This is a simple story of hope and triumph, of one girl with the drive to succeed defying the odds and following her dream. It's not an...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The best thing going for Selena is Selena herself, played with verve, heart, and a great deal of grace by the increasingly busy Jennifer...
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60

TV Guide

But the film soars when the stunning Jennifer Lopez beams and struts her stuff in a series of exhilarating performance sequences; she's a...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The dialogue swings between platitudes and clichés, but the acting is lively and the music will set even lazy toes tapping.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
You can't help cheering for Selena, but the good feeling is diminished by the sense that her story's been simplified and sanitized.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
The movie, directed and written by Gregory Nava ("My Family/Mi Familia"), is only so-so but Lopez, who appeared recently in "Jack'' and...
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Russell Smith
Unfortunately, for all his large soul and exquisite mastery of image, Nava is also one of the worst writers to ever accrue more than two...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Missing is a sense of the interior life behind the smiling face that Selena showed the world.
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Five Word Review

By redyeah
Touching and gripping believable biopic...

By lysa1858
I love this movie I miss Selena...

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love it...

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ J-Lo hits the right notes in Tejano star's tale.
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