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La Bamba


The rise of Ritchie Valens from farm laborer to chartbusting rocker. Stars ESAI MORALES and LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS.

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Top Critic Reviews


- Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Cole Smithey,, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

The movie was good, on the life of Richie Valens. The only true actor that gave an outstanding performance was Esai Morales, who portrayed Richie's brother. Very dramatic and real, and the ending was emotional, I cried. :( Not to mention he sings a song called "Donna"! LOL!!! Ok, I'm a sap! :P

- donnarenee2006, Friday, November 7, 2008

3 stars

ok biopic of the short career of ritchie valens

- leekyle1968, Tuesday, March 4, 2008

4 stars

Great movie!

- ileo, Friday, December 21, 2007