The Boy from Medellín

The Boy from Medellín

The Boy from Medellín

Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin prepares for his 2019 homecoming concert amid intense political turmoil from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land).

2020Rating: R95 minsUSAAmazon Studios
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The Boy from Medellín / Reviews

IndieWire

IndieWire

We trust that Balvín is able to thread it all together, but [It] has a patchy sense of that process...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

For fans only, but has more on its mind than the average music doc.

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Variety

Variety

If the film falls short as a possible tale of heroic enlightenment, it's still pretty absorbing...

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

This story of a man who is so careful about what he says to his fans feels overly careful itself at times.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

In "getting political," Balvin risks alienating some fans, but he stands to win some as well...

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Undercurrents run constantly. Depression and anxiety provide two of them, but the most dramatic one flows from politics.

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