Save the Last Dance Reviews

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April 5, 2019
This movie has sentimental value. But it's way too long, very boring, and the acting is weird, with 35-year-olds playing 19-year-olds.
December 28, 2010
Formulaic teen romance with an MTV spin.
November 20, 2008
December 6, 2005
Ultimately, this talented twosome [Stiles and Thomas] can only do so much with a script that continually lets them down at about every turn.
May 22, 2003
It's not courageous enough to deviate from the teen movie formula more than a smidgeon.
March 10, 2003
To the film's credit, it tries, and while it never really sings, it does deliver the dance.
October 8, 2001
Lo que salva a la pelcula de ser un fracaso total, son las slidas actuaciones de Stiles y Thomas.
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.
April 16, 2001
It's just a pity for the actors and the audience that the theme of conquering one's background, prejudices, and limitations has to be spelled out in block capitals.
March 30, 2001
Patronising hybrid of a myriad of other teen movies. Don't bother, just watch them instead.
February 7, 2001
The production disappoints both as modern-day dance film and Jungle Fever redux.
February 7, 2001
There's a nice little dance movie waiting to step out of Save the Last Dance. Unfortunately, the story keeps tripping it up.
February 7, 2001
Whatever happened to wanting to dance simply because it's fun?
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.
January 15, 2001
In the spirit of all MTV-spawned productions, Save the Last Dance is a trite amalgamation of themes and scenes from other, more interesting, movies.
January 12, 2001
A tepid movie with a few decent dance sequences and a lot of frustrating sexual tension.
January 12, 2001
Filled with too many issues.
January 12, 2001
The intent is a feel-good film, sort of an American version of Billy Elliot and I didn't believe a minute of it.
January 12, 2001
Save the Last Dance squanders nice performances by Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas by confining them and the supporting cast to cookie-cutter roles and hackneyed inner-city subplots.
January 12, 2001
A surprisingly flat-footed dance film that doesn't stray far from the formula.
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