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Save the Last Dance Reviews

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January 8, 2001
This movie requires suspension of disbelief that is close to complete abandonment of any sense of reality.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 28, 2010
Formulaic teen romance with an MTV spin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 8, 2001
The core of the movie is a disarmingly shameless lift from half the dance movies ever made.
January 12, 2001
What is it about dancing that inspires such rotten movies?
February 7, 2001
As one might expect from a film credited as an 'MTV production,' Save the Last Dance is one-half realistic portrayal of youth, and one-half pure cinematic pablum.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 7, 2001
Whatever happened to wanting to dance simply because it's fun?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 11, 2001
The plot is ultimately more teen drama gimmick than it is an actors' showcase or a vehicle for altruistic insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 8, 2001
Lo que salva a la película de ser un fracaso total, son las sólidas actuaciones de Stiles y Thomas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 11, 2001
This wan, formulaic teen movie ... is afraid to pump up the volume on its own interracial, hip hop Romeo and Juliet story, lest it challenge even one sedated viewer or disturb the peace.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 12, 2001
The film has a lot of surface complication but no attention span; it's a centimeter deep.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 12, 2001
Recycles every cliché of the genre to sleep-inducing effect.
January 12, 2001
This skin-deep MTV Films production is more about promoting soundtrack sales than social causes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 12, 2001
This movie would sooner see Derrick help Sara fulfill her Juilliard destiny than acknowledge how hard he worked to get into G-Town. It's profoundly square screen writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 12, 2001
Sweet teens and near-teens who don't know any better will probably flock to it. Smart parents who know better, however, will smartly stay away.
January 12, 2001
Predictable teen-dream drama.
January 12, 2001
The high school repartee has snap, crackle and pop, but the romantic drama is strictly cornflakes that have been left in the milk too long.
January 11, 2001
Seems more concerned with pushing demographic style buttons than creating a story with any depth.
January 12, 2001
A surprisingly flat-footed dance film that doesn't stray far from the formula.
May 22, 2003
It's not courageous enough to deviate from the teen movie formula more than a smidgeon.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 14, 2001
As MTV movies go, it's got decent work in it, thanks entirely to Stiles, Thomas, and the fact that there are almost no adults in the picture.
Full Review| Original Score: 3
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