Rumba (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Rumba (2008)



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Movie Info

Fiona and Dom are teachers at a rural school. They share a passion for Latin dance and they're deeply in love. On weekends, they enter dance competitions around the country. Their house is crammed with trophies. One night, as they are coming back from a competition, they encounter a man on a clumsy suicide mission, standing in the middle of the road. They swerve to avoid him, crash into a wall and their life is thrown into turmoil.
Art House & International , Comedy
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Critic Reviews for Rumba

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (6)

The story plays out with an absolute minimum of dialogue, and the visual gags are highly inventive. In a comedy market dominated by crudity, sarcasm, and smug pop-culture references, laughs this pure hit like lightning.

Full Review… | August 7, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's not terrifically funny, but then how could it be? The influence of Jacques Tati abides in the material, without his sunniness.

Full Review… | August 6, 2009
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

This charming, affectionately crafted and gleefully unfashionable comic miniature from writing/directing troupe Abel, Gordon and Romy slips down a treat.

Full Review… | July 31, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

* If you've ever laughed at and revelled in the films of Buster Keaton or Harold Lloyd or Jacques Tati, then Rumba will seem a delightful blast from the silent past.

Full Review… | January 16, 2009
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

A near-silent Belgian farce about a married pair of competitive Latin dancers whose lives go badly but amusingly awry, Rumba features plenty of fancy footwork.

Full Review… | January 16, 2009
Toronto Star
Top Critic

A delight.

Full Review… | May 24, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Audience Reviews for Rumba

A bit too body-expression, far-fetched, forceful when starting off, but turns out to be acceptable & ridiculously funny on the way.



Lesley N
Lesley N

Super Reviewer

what absolutely quirky film , that brings laughs with supringly simple story of love devotion and dance .

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