The Forbidden Dance


The Forbidden Dance (1990)



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When the Brazilian rainforest home of young Princess Nisa (Laura Herring) is threatened by greedy American businesses, she travels to Los Angeles with Joa the shaman (Sid Haig). There Joa is thrown in jail, and Nisa must find a way to stop the rainforest destruction herself. When a young man who loves to dance crosses her path, and together they enter a televised lambada contest, Nisa might have found the answer to her prayers.

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Critic Reviews for The Forbidden Dance

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

Its PG-13 version of a Hollywood-vice plot is so inept it puts you in a stupor.

Sep 7, 2011 | Rating: F | Full Review…

Its dance sequences are barely sexier than a bowling tournament. But connoisseurs of clunky dialogue and shameless continuity lapses should look no further.

Aug 30, 2004 | Full Review…

Herring, a former Miss USA, must not have danced for her talent portion of the competition.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

The story relies on one absurd coincidence after another, the acting is pedestrian, and the screenplay is often unintentionally laughable. However, although overlong, the film is consistently entertaining.

Apr 6, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

A film that defies all sense of merit by intercutting an endless array of pelvis gyrations and Latin-inspired grooves with a tone so inconsistent and downtrodden that it left me wincing in discomfort.

Dec 16, 2014 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…

A deadly combination of inept political cartooning and fatigued, dirt-poor filmmaking anti-skills.

Nov 7, 2014 | Rating: 1/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Forbidden Dance

Nice music nothing more nothing less...

John Me
John Me

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Quite interesting! A movie from my childhood. Wan's fav. movie!! ;P

Leo L
Leo L

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