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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) Expand
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
  1. KatherineP.
    Aug 24, 2004
    10
    This movie was AWESOME it was my ALL time favorite movie! it made me want to go to cuba and fall inlove. The dancing was WONDERFUL i'm now taking up latin dancing because it looked so awesome. i bought the soundtrack too, okay maybe i'm a little obsessed but i thought it was a really good movie! Expand
  2. KatherineP.
    Aug 24, 2004
    10
    This movie was AWESOME it was my ALL time favorite movie! it made me want to go to cuba and fall inlove. The dancing was WONDERFUL i'm now taking up latin dancing because it looked so awesome. i bought the soundtrack too, okay maybe i'm a little obsessed but i thought it was a really good movie! Expand
  3. BeccaS
    Sep 5, 2006
    10
    I love this movie!
  4. KatherineP.
    Aug 24, 2004
    10
    This movie was AWESOME it was my ALL time favorite movie! it made me want to go to cuba and fall inlove. The dancing was WONDERFUL i'm now taking up latin dancing because it looked so awesome. i bought the soundtrack too, okay maybe i'm a little obsessed but i thought it was a really good movie! Expand
  5. maggiem.
    Oct 16, 2005
    10
    I luv this mivie it ha a good background story & i LUZ Diego Luna sooo ya.
  6. 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. Expand
  7. KatherineP.
    Aug 24, 2004
    8
    This movie was AWESOME it was my ALL time favorite movie! it made me want to go to cuba and fall inlove. The dancing was WONDERFUL i'm now taking up latin dancing because it looked so awesome. i bought the soundtrack too, okay maybe i'm a little obsessed but i thought it was a really good movie! Expand

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