Cassandro the Exotico! Reviews

August 9, 2019
Lucha libre and drag mix in this fascinating, charming and intimate documentary about a Mexican wrestler who has never hidden his identity behind a mask. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 1, 2019
These scenes are theatrical, even regal, and avoid pretension. Losier conjures the legend of Cassandro with overwhelming affection. It's a lovely, fantastic spectacle.
August 1, 2019
"Cassandro," which recalls the grabbed verve of a '60s-era verité snapshot, charts the reluctant dimming of this extravagant icon with affectionate energy and lasting poignance.
July 23, 2019
Texas-born 48-year-old Cassandro is thoroughly engaging, and filmmaker Marie Losier follows him intimately, creating a gently observant portrait of an outrageous man.
July 23, 2019
Losier captures all the camp of such a larger than life figure, but underneath all the pageantry and breathtaking maneuvers off the top rope is a sustained note of mental and physical pain.
July 18, 2019
Losier's portrait of the performer takes an intimate, impressionistic approach.
July 15, 2019
[Losier] revels in Cassandro's offstage charisma and in his acrobatic artistry while also revealing the authentic violence of the sport's blatant artifice.
May 14, 2018
It's a moving and sometimes amusing portrait of grit and glitter overcoming adversity...