\"El Cantante\" is the dramatic-biography of Puerto Rican salsa pioneer Hector Lavoe. The film follows LavoeÂ’s passionate relationship with Puchi and his skyrocket to international fame. But, even when he has it all, Lavoe is unable to escape the allure of drugs and his personal pain.
Whenever Marc Anthony takes the stage as Héctor Lavoe in “El Cantante,” he unleashes his charisma and shows that, whatever his limitations as an actor, he is a brilliant performer.
2007-08-03 | A. O. SCOTT | Read the New York Times Review of El Cantante