Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 32
  2. Negative: 11 out of 32
  1. 38
    In the end, they are only moments, and even at a merciful 86 minutes, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights feels formidably long.
  2. About three-quarters of the way through, Havana Nights suddenly becomes laugh-out-loud awful, with dreadful, lame lines delivered painfully badly - as if a different screenwriter and director had taken over for the movie's final act.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    38
    If you can't find a more scintillating brand of dirty to enjoy during your own nights (Helena or Hoboken), you're not trying very hard.
  4. Reviewed by: Jennie Punter
    38
    Despite being set in 1958 Cuba, Havana Nights sticks to the formula. This would be perfectly acceptable if the dancing was "dirtier" and if there was a spark between the young couple.
  5. Reviewed by: Kevin Carr
    30
    This cinematic train wreck reminds me of when Hollywood decided to cash in on the success of “Chinatown” by making a sequel...
  6. Reviewed by: Melissa Levine
    30
    Silly, misguided, formulaic and largely a piece of trash, but it's not quite a disaster. There's the dancing and the music and the sunlight.
  7. 30
    It's one of the rare films for which a blooper reel would be redundant.
  8. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    30
    The movie is still a routine Hollywood high school morality play.
  9. This belated "reimagining" is as beguiling as a dried-out palm tree.
  10. Has some good music and hot dancing -- filmed choppily -- but it completely lacks the magic of its predecessor.
  11. Reviewed by: Tricia Romano
    20
    Havana Nights es mucho frío -- the only titter of excitement comes in a cameo from a strangely reptilian Patrick Swayze.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 51
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 51
  3. Negative: 8 out of 51
  1. BeccaS
    Sep 5, 2006
    10
    I love this movie!
  2. LucindaD
    Jun 24, 2006
    10
    This was the best movie ever! I loved it! I really want to learn how to dance that way!
  3. JessicaT.
    May 12, 2006
    10
    I love this movie. It my favorite! It's better than the first one to me. This is the kind of movie you like right from the begining. The music in this movie is great. Full Review »