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Dance with Me (1998)

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43

Average Rating: 5.1/10
Critic Reviews: 14
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 8

Shallow script, weak direction.

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
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Randa Haines directed this dance drama, focusing on young Cuban Rafael Infante (Latino singer Chayanne) after the death of his mother. Rafael leaves Cuba for Houston, where he meets his father John Burnett (Kris Kristofferson) for the first time. Burnette is unaware that the young man is his son, and Rafael can't figure out how to tell him. Rafael's mother was a singer on cruise ships where Burnett was a dance instructor. Burnett owns the Excelsior Dance Studio, and he gives Rafael a handyman

Jan 12, 1999

Sony Pictures

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All Critics (46) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (21) | Rotten (21) | DVD (2)

The real creative opportunities lie in visual and choreographic options, and Haines doesn't miss a beat in either department.

June 17, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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The use of Plowright as a middle-aged frump wanting to get in on the sexy action is deeply patronizing.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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What is it about dance, that most joyous of arts, that inspires so many bad movies?

December 31, 2003 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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Although the movie bubbles occasionally, it never boils.

April 12, 2002 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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Throughout the film, Haines treats...banal moments as epiphanies, telegraphing every feeling and thought with annoying coyness.

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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Although Dance With Me disappoints on almost every level, it still leaves you mildly elated...

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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Upbeat dance-romance is fine for tweens and up.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

For every cliché embraced in its entirety, another is subverted just enough that you're pleasantly surprised.

June 17, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Too insubstantial to rise above being anything other than feel-good fluff...

June 17, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Sparkles just like an old-fashioned musical--it's beautifully designed and skillfully directed.

January 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

A quality film.

April 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

When it turns its attention to bodies in motion, writhing across the floor to a salsa beat, the film is a joy to watch. When drama takes center stage, which is all too often, 'Dance' drags its feet.

July 2, 2003 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

A great big summer cheeseball of a movie that mildly entertains but doesn't stimulate.

May 14, 2003
Palo Alto Weekly

Competent but predictable soap opera.

October 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Enquirer

Two hours-plus of melodrama and dancing dancing dancing danczzzz zzzz zzzzzzzz....

June 18, 2002 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

A romantic drama that makes the most of the many fine dance sequences in the storyline.

March 2, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

The movie is largely gimmicky melodrama lathered with cheap, feel-good sentimentality.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire
SPLICEDWire

Will someone please get rid of this genre of dance films?

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org
Cinemaphile.org

A sufficiently ebullient piece of eye candy that can stand on its own two nimble feet.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Too heavy on talk and too light on fancy footwork.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
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Audience Reviews for Dance with Me

Watchable but easily forgetable
December 12, 2009
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Exciting! Shows the devastating effects of premarital sex.
August 20, 2007
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