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.


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.

August 7, 2009 | Full Review…

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

August 6, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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

July 31, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

* 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.

January 16, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

January 16, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A delight.

May 24, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rumba


Lesley N
Lesley N

Super Reviewer

Brilliantly orchestrated French comedy about two Rumba dancing teachers, one a PE teacher and the other an English teacher, who get in a car accident in which one loses her leg and the other loses his memory. The film follows their misadventures through one disaster after another in this completely beguiling stroke of comedic genius that is reminiscent of the work of Jacques Tati.

Matthew Lucas
Matthew Lucas

Super Reviewer

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