Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado

Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado

Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado

Once the world's most famous astrologer, Walter Mercado seeks to resurrect a forgotten legacy. Raised in the sugar cane fields of Puerto Rico, Walter grew up to become a gender non-conforming, cape-wearing psychic whose televised horoscopes reached 120 million viewers a day for decades before he mysteriously disappeared.

202096 minsUSAMuck Media, Topic Studios
Documentary

Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado / Reviews

Salon

Salon

Mucho Mucho Amor works for many reasons... the insightful interviews, the tight editing, revealing archival footage, and some stunning tarot-inspired animations...

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Decider

Decider

You’ll wish the film had a less fluffy, more journalistic approach, but one assumes access to Mercado was key.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It is a practically impossible task to bring the otherwordly down to Earth. But in... quiet moments, Mucho Mucho Amor finds the truth amid all the invention.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

The film is as visually sumptuous, emotionally honest, and deliciously captivating as Mercado himself.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

If the film tends toward convention, it is saved from cliche by the bejewelled and beguiling presence of Walter Mercado himself.

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Paste

Paste

The documentary is clearly lovingly made.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

A charming, uplifting documentary, as effective a tonic as a sunny horoscope forecast.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

(Costantini and Tabsch) celebrate and eulogise the late showman with disarming zest and respect.

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Variety

Variety

The film’s biggest revelation is that Mercado’s mystical, magnificent, big-hearted shtick was no fraud - he was always the real deal.

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