Cesar Chavez

(DVD - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Cesar Chavez
The story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. He inspired millions of Americans who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the world.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA :, Lionsgate,, [2014]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,5.1 Dolby Digital,rda
1 videodisc (approx. 102 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.


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Dec 15, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Unfortunately, this type of bio-pic has been done before, so the story is not new. However, knowing that the historical Cesar Chavez was a good man who did bring focus on the undocumented worker's work conditions, made the movie somewhat compelling. Its a good story, that has been done before (Mandela, Ghandi), but it is told poorly, almost to the point of boredom, i.e. Chavez' famous hunger strike is never fully explained or is it indicated why it ended. America Ferrara and John Malkovich are good in their roles and the lead, Michael Pena, is adequate.

Sep 29, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good biopic about a heroic cause, a determined leader, and a difficult fight.
(Perhaps slightly idealized, and soapy domesticly.)

Aug 12, 2014
  • john_doh rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I rated this above average mainly due to the story of Mr. Chavez. The acting was average, and the story a bit idealized/Hollywood, but it remains a compelling tale of how those who actually put our food on the table are treated, and fighting for some justice for them. That was an very powerful tale. While they won the battle they lost the war based on how workers are treated even today (better but still not fair- people want $.69 a pound tomatoes and they don't care if they are picked by slave labor or not). Mr. Chavez made people care, at least for a little while. While probably an idealized portrait, he seems like we was a good man fighting for justice.


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