Dancing at the Blue Iguana

Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8

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Critic Reviews

  1. An ensemble piece developed from an improvisational workshop, the movie exudes a haunted melancholy that recalls such early Alan Rudolph films as "Choose Me" and "Welcome to L.A," and it includes several flashy performances.
  2. All the ladies get repeatedly naked, which, after all, is why you're going to go see it. And there's nothing wrong with that.
  3. 50
    Iguana runs hot and cold, being engaging and dull by turns depending on the plausibility of the character before the camera.
  4. Contains striking moments, but never coheres.
  5. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    40
    Exhausting and fruitless: Having seen it, you know nothing more about strippers or the stripper mentality than you did going in. What's the point?
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 4, 2014
    9
    I rate this much higher than the critics. As a male, I enjoyed the dancing, but that wasn't the point. This was an entertaining yet poignantI rate this much higher than the critics. As a male, I enjoyed the dancing, but that wasn't the point. This was an entertaining yet poignant character study into a handful of topless dancers and it came off beautifully. Full Review »
  2. D.W.
    Jul 16, 2006
    8
    Worth viewing for the great nude scenes alone. Good acting too.