Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Reviews

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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?
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.
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 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 1, 2004
Next to Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, the first picture is like something out of the golden age of Hollywood.
March 1, 2004
The strong performances by Garai and Luna, the story's acknowledgement of Cubans' political struggles of the 1950s and the movie's unflagging sincerity help it get by.
March 1, 2004
March 1, 2004
In the 1987 Dirty Dancing and 2004's Havana-set remake, the settings of the stories are virtually the same except in their particulars.
March 1, 2004
Tries to add Cuban flavor to a familiar plot but comes up with nothing more than a bubbling stew of cliches.
March 1, 2004
March 1, 2004
I can't recall a single [movie] that crashed and burned as badly as Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights does in its last 15 minutes.
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