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Mad About Mambo (1998)

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Average Rating: 5.2/10
Reviews Counted: 14
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 6

A throw back to earlier films like Strictly Ballroom, Mambo is a competent but ultimately dull film.

40

Average Rating: 4.5/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 3

A throw back to earlier films like Strictly Ballroom, Mambo is a competent but ultimately dull film.

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Movie Info

An Irish boy obsessed with sports finds his life changing dramatically once he adds a little Salsa to his life in Mad About Mambo. Danny (William Ash) plays on the football team (called soccer in America) at the all-boys Catholic school he attends in Belfast. Danny's three best friends, who also play on the team, all have different ambitions for their lives. Mickey (Paul McLean) wants to be a fashion designer so he can get rich and date supermodels. Gary (Russell Smith) wants to become a

PG-13,

Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy

John Forté

Feb 13, 2001

USA Films

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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (6) | DVD (2)

Nothing more than an ultra-formulaic Hollywood romantic fantasy grafted onto Belfast.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Variety
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Ash and Russell ... generate just enough tension to keep the audience interested.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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Everything about the movie is fine and dandy and dull.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
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Mad About Mambo's steps may be as familiar as the hokeypokey, but there's just enough gusto in the execution to make it a guilty pleasure.

January 1, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
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Uninspired end result.

January 1, 2000
Hollywood Reporter
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Boy falls for girl who wants to win dance contest. He learns all the steps, the girl becomes enamored of him, and . . . Well, you know. You've been there time and time again.

September 15, 2003 Full Review
PopcornQ

To put it politely, I'm glad I saw for free.

March 27, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

It's a sweet, funny story, and the choreography is mildly interesting, but we've seen this dance before.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

But Ash is a charmer, and Russell (whose Irish accent is passable) flings around her fondly remembered mane with flirtatious gusto.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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A very cute movie!
December 8, 2007
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