Havana (1990)



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Movie Info

In the time just preceding Castro's takeover of Cuba, an American gambler in Havana gets involved with a revolutionary's wife. Overlong but otherwise well produced!

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Judith Rascoe, David Rayfiel, Paul Schrader
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 17, 1998
MCA Universal Home Video



as Jack Weil

as Bobby Duran

as Arturo Duran

as Joe Volpi

as Menocal

as Marion Chigwell

as Julio Ramos

as Meyer Lansky

as Patty

as Baby Hernandez

as Mike MacClaney

as Roy Forbes

as Roy Forbes

as Capt. Potts

as Corporal

as Cuban Businessman

as Menocal's Lieutenant

as Hotel Man

as Carlos

as Rebel Captain

as Roadblock Sergeant

as Woman at Burning Bui...

as Floridita Manager

as Modest Casino Cuban

as Modest Casino Tuxedo

as Kid at Finca

as Monica's Grandmother

as Young Cuban #1

as Young Cuban #2

as Policewoman #1

as Dancer #2

as Stripper #1

as Stripper #2

as Stripper #3

as Inspector #1

as Inspector #2
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Critic Reviews for Havana

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (9)

Elaborate visual mounting and iconographic placement of the romantic leads are the movie's preoccupation, with the overthrow of Batista merely providing local color.

Full Review… | May 26, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Director Sydney Pollack and star Robert Redford have lost their normally dependable quality touch as they slog through a notably uncompelling $45 million-plus tale of a gringo caught up in the Cuban revolution.

Full Review… | May 26, 2008
Top Critic

The whole thing lacks conviction.

Full Review… | September 30, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The glittering decadence of this culture on the verge of collapse is in fact the film's most fascinating aspect, and Mr. Pollack has re-created it extravagantly.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Some fundamental things still do apply as time goes go by.

May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

The lesson: Get into practice before remaking a classic. And until then, here's not looking at you, kids.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Havana

Now that the flixster summary mentions it, the story in this movie is a lot like a Casablanca copycat. Anyway, I thought it was way too slow and dull, I didn't care a bit about the main character, he was so boring. The most interesting parts are skipped over, for example when Raul Julia's intriguing character is killed off quickly. And it just gets worse from there, changing from a thriller to a romance to a political drama and back again. It doesn't know where it's going.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

A wonderful well acted movie. It was sad at the end though whenever Jack & Bobby had to say goodbye.

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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