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Havana Reviews

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Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
June 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Yu might as well look at the background; you are not missing much in the foreground.
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 26, 2008
Elaborate visual mounting and iconographic placement of the romantic leads are the movie's preoccupation, with the overthrow of Batista merely providing local color.
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Variety Staff
Variety
May 26, 2008
Director Sydney Pollack and star Robert Redford have lost their normally dependable quality touch as they slog through a notably uncompelling $45 million-plus tale of a gringo caught up in the Cuban revolution.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
At best, Pollack achieves a counterfeit sense of this atmosphere. But he insists on continuing the card game anyway, an over-extended misdeal of a movie that refuses to fold.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Some fundamental things still do apply as time goes go by.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 28, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
October 20, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
March 24, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
July 23, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The lesson: Get into practice before remaking a classic. And until then, here's not looking at you, kids.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Superficial, contrived and talky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 11, 2004
It drips with class and craftsmanship, but the magic is not there
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 18, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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Time Out
September 30, 2006
The whole thing lacks conviction.

TV Guide
May 26, 2008
Unfortunately, against that impressive backdrop, Pollack mounts a film that is lifeless and slow-moving, offering neither a compelling love story nor a tense tale of a city in turmoil.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

Film4
May 26, 2008
Handsomely produced, with a typically mesmerizing performance by Redford, alas this fails to exploit its intriguing political background and ends up being more of a routine and ineffective romance.

Empire Magazine
May 26, 2008
The central pair's shattering, once-in-a-lifetime passion cries out for more urgency and emotional power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
April 19, 2008
Another top-notch effort from Pollack.
| Original Score: 3/5
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