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The Mambo Kings Reviews

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September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 17, 2008
HOT! HOT! HOT!
| Original Score: 3/5
July 21, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2008
Fun, flashy musical with Banderas in early role.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2006
A spirited evocation of the mambo craze which swept post-war America, adapted from Oscar Hijuelos' Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
January 8, 2005
Another award worthy performance by Armand Assante that wasn't recognized. And a great song.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 21, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
June 16, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
March 12, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 3, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 19, 2003
Armand Assante gives the most robust and impressive performance of his career as Cesar, a musician whose lust for life affects all those around him.
April 16, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: low +1 out of -4..+4
January 1, 2000
In some ways this story is as old as the movies, but "The Mambo Kings" is so filled with energy, passion and heedless vitality that it seems new, anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
"The Mambo Kings" is so pumped up with life it threatens to burst. It's beautifully filmed and flashily edited. It pulsates with rhythmic ecstasy. It throbs, it sweats, it pounds, it undulates.
January 1, 2000
A corny, eye-filling concoction of sound and strife, it recalls the heyday of a dance craze with the Technicolor splash of a 1950s musical.
January 1, 2000
"The Mambo Kings" is fairly conventional in story and structure - but oh, that music. The audience will be ready to dance in the aisles.
February 28, 1992
The Mambo Kings is a tinsel-edged dream of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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