Dancehall Queen (1997)
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Critic Reviews for Dancehall Queen
This simplistic but high-spirited and colorful Jamaican film tells the story of a humble street vendor who finds an unusual way of getting her family out of the harrowing violent-ridden ghetto she lives in.
The joyful sensuality of the soundtrack and dancers is irresistible, the thin-ish characters are comic or villainous but winning, and the no-frills borderline crudity fits and intensifies the whole.
Though not particularly good, Dancehall Queen offers an opportunity to see a film from Jamaica, a rare sight even in international film festivals
Audience Reviews for Dancehall Queen
I hate reggae music, so I should have known better than to even attempt watching this, but the synopsis made it sound interesting so I figured I'd give it a shot. Turned out I watched less than ten minutes of it because the dialogue is impossible to understand and there are no subtitles. Don't waste your time.
FIrst feature film by Don Letts, English DJ and the man responsible for introducing reggae to the British punk scene. The plot is a simple cinderella story ...non-descript beer seller makes good as dancehall queen and escapes the bad guys. - and there's strong accents and basic acting, but there's also colourful directing, infectious music, eye-watering costumes and outrageous dancing. Yummy.
A must see with a strong plot. I had trouble with the english they speak but subtitle carried me thru.
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