- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 18, 2012
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: New Video Group
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Making of Chico & Rita Featurette
- Audio Commentary with Directors Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
- U.S. Trailer
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - Spanish
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - Spanish
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Javier Mariscal &
Fernando Trueba &
Ignacio Martìnez de Pisón
Woody Herman &
Eman Xor Ona,
Freddy Cole &
Box Office - 02/01/2012
3 stars out of 5 -- "Trueba and co-helmers Tono Errando and Javier Mariscal have created a visually sensual and aurally unimpeachable ride through various post-war musical forms, most importantly Cuban jazz."
Movieline - 02/09/2012
"It's gorgeous to look at -- the images are stylized and detailed at once, as fluent in capturing the movement of human bodies as they are in portraying the luxe deco excitement of ‘50s Havana, New York and Las Vegas."
New York Times - 02/10/2012
"Sexy, sweet and laced with a sadness at once specific to its place and time and accessible to anyone with a breakable heart, CHICO & RITA is an animated valentine to Cuba and its music."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/17/2012
"It's a treat to see an animated movie for adults....The codirectors, Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal, work with a noirish glow steeped in their reverence for old Cuba, and for old-movie romance." -- Grade: A-
Chicago Sun-Times - 02/22/2012
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The music is terrific. Idania Valdes dubs Rita's sensuous, smoky singing voice, and the film is essentially constructed as a musical."
Los Angeles Times - 03/09/2012
"Drawn with a moody artistry, shaded by its Cuban musical roots, CHICO & RITA is a buttery rich animated tale of love, jazz, showbiz, fame and politics in the late '40s and early '50s that is as catchy as its tunes."
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