Save the Last Dance

Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    The most traditional of Hollywood romances, in that it's resolutely about nice people with nice problems.
  2. 75
    Above all, this is a movie where the characters ask the same questions we do: They're as smart about themselves as we are.
  3. 75
    Sure, you've seen some of these moves before, but Save the Last Dance triumphantly passes the audition.
  4. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    70
    Breaks virtually no new narrative ground, yet treads the familiar territory it does cover with grace, style, wit and fun.
  5. The story comes full circle in a way that might seem overly schematic did it not have the courage to wear its heart on its sleeve without losing its head.
  6. 63
    All in all it's a decent, well-put-together romantic drama to hold hands to on the weekend.
  7. While it flirts with "After School Special"-ness, at least has the courage to address racial and cultural cliches with a degree of honesty.
  8. This is a spirited, dirty dance between the polished inauthenticity of Hollywood romance-musicals and hip-hop's central tenet: keeping it real. It's an intriguing combination, if nothing else.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 205 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 118
  1. Apr 5, 2016
    5
    Several dances were shown before this movie. Hence, why the title is called, "Save the Last Dance." Unlike most users that decides to giveSeveral dances were shown before this movie. Hence, why the title is called, "Save the Last Dance." Unlike most users that decides to give this one a 10 for no reason at all, I ACTUALLY found problems wrong with this movie and it's not a great kind of problem at all. Full Review »
  2. Apr 7, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. love this film, and the fact it touches on the fact that people are still about the colour of your skin and overcoming that, makes it all the more a good film to watch Full Review »
  3. NikolaK.
    Jul 7, 2007
    10
    Great movie.