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  • Summary: Set against the decadent glamour and escalating danger of revolution-eve Cuba, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights re-imagines the 1987 film phenomenon from an exciting new perspective. This is a timeless story of a young woman's discovery of love, sensuality and independence - but with a sizzling style and rhythm all its own. (Lions Gate Films) Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 32
  2. Negative: 11 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Allison Benedikt
    75
    A pelvis-gyrating, ponytail-releasing, shirt-unbuttoning good time.
  2. Even as the prosaic script gets lost in the intoxicating fantasy of the bloodless revolution, the hot heartbeat of the music drives the film with pure energy.
  3. 50
    Bland though it is, "Havana Nights" could be the start of a globe-bettering franchise -- and across history, too: "Dirty Dancing: Monticello Mornings"; "Dirty Dancing: Gaza Strip Afternoons."
  4. 40
    The dance sequences might have saved it, were it not for the fact that director Guy Ferland seems to have learned everything he knows about (over) shooting and (blindly) cutting such scenes from watching "Moulin Rouge" and "Chicago."
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 51
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 51
  3. Negative: 8 out of 51