Dancing at the Blue Iguana - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dancing at the Blue Iguana Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
October 21, 2001
This, I suppose, is what happens when a director allows his actors to put together a movie -- it's sort of like letting the inmates run the asylum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
December 29, 2001
After a full hour of Iguana I was watching the DVD counter tick by in slow motion.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 2, 2002
There's a lot of tepid exotic dancing as the girls' writhe and slither around the pole.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 19, 2001
Mostly this is a whole lot of chain-smoking and griping about men. You'd be better off renting Demi Moore's Striptease.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
October 20, 2001
A predictable exercise in fake tawdriness and half-nude psychodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
December 9, 2001
Too often the uneven script is either hopelessly strained or tediously lackadaisical.
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
October 18, 2001
The strippers each fit into nice clearly delineated archetypes (a function of most strippers' personas, but one you don't expect to be as well defined in their real lives).
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 20, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Dave White
October 18, 2001
Showgirls is, of course, the gold standard of the genre, so rigorously deranged it approached perfection. This one is the aluminum standard.
October 18, 2001
Contains striking moments, but never coheres.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bilge Ebiri
October 19, 2001
The result is a very believable strip club, inhabited by cardboard-thin protagonists who come across as caricatures more than actual people.
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
October 28, 2001
The film's a mess, albeit a fascinating one.
Michael Dequina
January 4, 2002
Always a more interesting acting exercise than compelling drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 5, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 54/100
Neil Smith
June 10, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
August 8, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 19, 2001
More than anything, Dancing at the Blue Iguana is an acting showcase that allows its stars to strut their emotional range.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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