The Mambo Kings - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Mambo Kings Reviews

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November 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
August 11, 2005
Terrific music and a boatload of high energy can't quite compensate for a thin plot and weak characterizations....
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
Constantly, the movie gives you the feeling of being drastically truncated, with hints of storylines that are never fully played out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 30, 2004
It's as if there were a terrible telephone connection between the film's vivid sound track and its tepid romantic melodrama, to which the music is supposed to give style and substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
April 16, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 8, 2005
Another award worthy performance by Armand Assante that wasn't recognized. And a great song.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2008
HOT! HOT! HOT!
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: low +1 out of -4..+4
July 21, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2006
A spirited evocation of the mambo craze which swept post-war America, adapted from Oscar Hijuelos' Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
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.
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.
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 21, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
March 12, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2008
Fun, flashy musical with Banderas in early role.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 16, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
September 3, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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