Dirty Dancing Reviews

June 27, 2017
The craziest thing about this, let's face it, completely unnecessary and vastly inferior imposter of a film, is the ending.
May 25, 2017
Wayne Blair and Jessica Sharzer's remake attempts to be all things to all people, and ends up being nothing to anybody.
May 24, 2017
ABC'S Dirty Dancing remake fits snugly in a box, adding just enough appealing wrinkles to its predecessor's familiar moves to provide, if not the time of your life, for what it is a pretty enjoyable few hours.
May 24, 2017
Somehow, this earnest, anodyne remake has managed to surgically extract the magic -- leaving the story and signature lines intact while suctioning out all the subtlety, charm, and lead chemistry that defined the iconic 1987 original.
May 24, 2017
The film tries to make a star out of [Colt Prattes], and if that doesn't quite happen, it nevertheless succeeds at showing the hidden talents of some of the medium's most durable stars.
May 24, 2017
In summary, the new Dirty Dancing is disappointing and a bit all over the place. But its biggest sin is that it's bloated and boring.
May 24, 2017
Nope. Really, nope. Just - don't. We've seen it, and between the bad lip-syncing, the inexplicable addition of musical numbers, and the pale imitation of classic moments from the original film, it just doesn't work.
May 24, 2017
It's less the time of your life and more three hours you'll never get back.
May 24, 2017
The new Dirty Dancing, cast with an eye toward diversity, ends up being neither disastrous or necessary.
May 24, 2017
Getting the sociopolitical context so wrong might approach being forgivable if the central romance between Baby and Johnny weren't also botched.
May 23, 2017
I think Breslin is perfectly engaged with a different take on the character, it just happens that nobody else in this new Dirty Dancing has been told to change the story around her.
May 23, 2017
No matter how badly you sing, you can't be as tone deaf as this movie.
May 19, 2017
Dirty Dancing on ABC is a sappy, passionless, schlocky remake of the original, without even the iota of imagination necessary to expand upon the 1987 film.