How to Be a Latin Lover
How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)

In this riches to rags comedy, an aging gigolo (Eugenio Derbez) is kicked to the curb by his 80-year-old millionaire wife, forcing him to move in with his estranged sister (Salma Hayek) and her young son. Anxious to return to the lap of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 28, 2017
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

OK, so it will never be mistaken for vintage Pedro Almodovar or Bigas Luna, but the feel-good satire How to Be a Latin Lover nevertheless gives you less cause to be a hater than you might have expected.

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Kimber Myers
Los Angeles Times

Its humor is broad, but most of the jokes work for the intended audience - with a few even breaking through to more resistant viewers.

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Mario P. Székely

It will be enjoyable to Eugenio Derbez fans but puts a rope around the Mexican comedian, about if he will dare once and for all to empty his talent into something more risky. [Full review in Spanish]

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Claudia Puig

Derbez brings warmth and intermittent goofy humor to this too-broad and uneven comedy. The best moments are between him and co-stars Salma Hayek and young Raphael Alejandro, who both have an easy chemistry with Derbez.

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Susan Wloszczyna

How to Be a Latin Lover doesn't know how to be a comedy-at least not a 21st century one that can get away with dopey double entendres while promoting the importance of family ties over money.

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Rafael Rosales Santos

A horrible mess full of clichés and jokes that feel worn, despite the efforts of Eugenio Derbez to make them work. [Full review in Spanish]

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Glenn Kenny
New York Times

Surprisingly deft in mixing Mr. Derbez's broad but accomplished style with more ostensibly hip-absurdist Anglo modes of humor.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

How To Be A Latin Lover is basically an Adam Sandler movie without the Happy Madison shingle.

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Fernanda Solórzano
Letras Libres

A film that aims to offer escapism and reaffirmation to Latinos in the United States, but instead reinforces harmful stereotypes. [Full review in Spanish]

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How to Be a Latin Lover is just like all those movies that have previously failed in the box office. Not worth watching and looking forward by its visuals this… More