Dancing at the Blue Iguana

Dancing at the Blue Iguana Image
Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics What's this?

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8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

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  • Summary: This ensemble drama explores the intersecting lives of five exotic dancers who work at a San Fernando Valley strip club, The Blue Iguana.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. A well-crafted film, and it must be said that its actresses, in being prepared to come close to baring all for art, reveal stunning figures and perform scorching routines.
  2. 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.
  3. Contains striking moments, but never coheres.
  4. 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.
  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?
  6. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    30
    An exercise in improv-derived filmmaking that simply proves once again that there's no substitute for a good script.
  7. 25
    You'd be better off renting Demi Moore's "Striptease."

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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. Expand
  2. D.W.
    Jul 16, 2006
    8
    Worth viewing for the great nude scenes alone. Good acting too.

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