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.
Top Critic
March 11, 2004
Pure schmaltz, but not without its share of feel-good entertainment value.
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
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
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights does have some sexy music and a few good dance sequences in a steamy nightclub, but the story is terribly contrived and the lead actors have zero chemistry.
February 27, 2004
Superficial but entertaining.
February 27, 2004
A routine Hollywood high school morality play.
February 27, 2004
Doesn't begin to live up to the giddy energy, romance and terrific dancing of its progenitor.
February 27, 2004
Looks good, sounds good and delivers what most Dirty Dancing fans are likely to expect.
February 27, 2004
Jansen might not be the best storyteller, but she's a wonderful choreographer, adapting the styles of her stars (both nondancers before the movie) to complement each other beautifully.
February 27, 2004
This film is too noble to get down and dirty.
February 27, 2004
Becomes laugh-out-loud awful, with dreadful, lame lines delivered painfully badly -- as if a different screenwriter and director had taken over for the movie's final act.
February 27, 2004
Has some good music and hot dancing -- filmed choppily -- but it completely lacks the magic of its predecessor.
February 27, 2004
The original film's mix of romanticized innocence and sexual adventure has been replaced by after-school- special plot twists and puppy-love handholding.
February 27, 2004
Is Fidel really needed in a retread of Dirty Dancing?
February 27, 2004
As you might expect, the movie is as square as a sock hop.
February 26, 2004
The politics of Havana Nights are as simplistic and naive as the story.
February 26, 2004
Charmless, clumsy and culturally offensive all at the same time.
February 26, 2004
The salsa routines are fittingly sultry, but not nearly torrid enough to redeem the leaden dialogue and labored emoting that surround them.
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