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El Potro: Unstoppable

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Biopic about Argentinian music icon has sex, drugs, cursing.

Movie NR 2019 122 minutes
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A dynamic performance and skillful direction aren't enough to rescue this familiar story from an often-incoherent structure and an inability to even suggest what drove the hero to such a tragic end. The music in El Potro: Unstoppable, with its compelling beat and Romero's all-out performance, is an anomaly, too. Bright, sunshiny rhythms have downbeat, often even depressing lyrics. And those lyrics appear to lose a substantial amount in the translation from the performances in Spanish to the English subtitles.

Sadly, there seems to be an almost limitless archive of entertainers who died tragically too young -- Moreno joins a long list of those who passed at age 27. This film doesn't meet the standard of many of the others. Note: Rodrigo Bueno's family has criticized the accuracy of the film, particularly its emphasis on drug use.

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