Papi Chulo (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

Papi Chulo (2019)



Critic Consensus: Papi Chulo is a cross-cultural comedy that mostly avoids the pitfalls of its premise, largely thanks to the chemistry between its well-matched leads.

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A solitary and alienated television weatherman "hires" a middle-aged Latino migrant worker to be his friend, in this darkly comedic reflection on class, ethnicity, and companionship in contemporary Los Angeles.

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Sweet... I like that [Matt Bomer] is toying with his own image here.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Bomer masterfully inhabits the role, with Sean's neuroses and sadness always ringing true.

June 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A one-sided personal enlightenment comedy in which the film's Latinx characters exist primarily for the benefit of a white hero's evolution.

June 9, 2019 | Full Review…

[T]his banally titled buddy dramedy won't solve our critical drought of empathy or advance our social justice preoccupations, but it's a mostly enjoyable drop in the right direction.

June 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Oh no, Hollywood did it again.

June 7, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

It's a passive, liberal shade of racism that expects to be rewarded for pointing out the wrong ways in which Ernesto is viewed by Sean's privileged friends and/or assumed to be "the help" by other white people.

June 6, 2019 | Full Review…

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