Dancing at the Blue Iguana Reviews

December 30, 2006
August 8, 2005
June 10, 2002
February 20, 2002
January 5, 2002
January 4, 2002
Always a more interesting acting exercise than compelling drama.
January 2, 2002
There's a lot of tepid exotic dancing as the girls' writhe and slither around the pole.
December 29, 2001
After a full hour of Iguana I was watching the DVD counter tick by in slow motion.
December 9, 2001
Too often the uneven script is either hopelessly strained or tediously lackadaisical.
October 28, 2001
The film's a mess, albeit a fascinating one.
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.
October 20, 2001
A predictable exercise in fake tawdriness and half-nude psychodrama.
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.
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.
October 18, 2001
Contains striking moments, but never coheres.
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
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).