Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Reviews

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March 13, 2018
This sweet, sometimes clunky chick flick is a likable teen romance, but not likely to arouse the giddy swoons Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey generated back in '87.
July 30, 2012
A horribly routine star-crossed romance job with none of the spunk or humanity that made its oh-so-better forebear a generational classic.
December 22, 2010
Bad movie, lame plot, poor acting. Don't bother.
April 1, 2006
December 6, 2005
It challenges its audience to ask questions, namely, 'Why?' Why was this movie even made?
January 27, 2005
Aside from the triteness of the dialogue, the mathematical predictability of the script and the muddling of numbskulled politics, DD: HN is a fairly enjoyable experience.
October 7, 2004
Provides entertainment sophisticated enough to entrance a sophomore in high school.
May 22, 2004
Although based on choreographer JoAnn Jansen's experience, the script was written by a committee of eight; each writer seems to have contributed every clich in the memory bank.
May 5, 2004
March 26, 2004
It's hardly ever a good idea to remake a beloved movie.
March 16, 2004
It's been 17 years since Dirty Dancing took the world by storm, and all these years later, Havana Nights is here to remind everyone just how to strike when the iron is ice cold.
March 16, 2004
It goes forward in an entirely predictable way and everyone lives happily ever after. *YAWN*
March 16, 2004
The dynamics of Havana Nights haven't the urgency of the first Dirty Dancing.
Top Critic
March 11, 2004
Pure schmaltz, but not without its share of feel-good entertainment value.
March 5, 2004
Where else but in a 1950s pre-Castro Cuba can you see joyous locals dancing the mambo in the streets?
March 4, 2004
It's just about what you'd expect from a dance movie: Not much of a plot, terrific dancing and enjoyable music.
March 3, 2004
The film never establishes its explosive era in any believable sense -- despite some tacked-on moments of chaos, the movie might as well be set in 1986 Miami as 1958 Havana.
March 2, 2004
This attempt to wring more money from a new generation has the glossy, tired feel of a Lifetime Channel TV movie.
March 2, 2004
It's not nearly as groovin as the 1987 original, but 13-year-olds will probably find a lot to like. BTW, what's up with all the petite leading men?
March 1, 2004
Next to Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, the first picture is like something out of the golden age of Hollywood.
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