Cuban Fury
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In 1987 a thirteen-year-old natural born dancer with fire in his heels and snakes in his hips is working himself up to explode all over the UK Junior Salsa Championships. But then: a freakish bullying incident on the mean streets of London robs him of his confidence, and our young hero finds his life diverted down a very different path. Twenty-two-years later, an adult Bruce Garrett (Nick Frost) finds himself out-of-shape and unloved - trapped in a downward spiral of self-pity, repression and Nando's take-outs. Only Julia (Rashida Jones), his smart, funny, gorgeous new American boss, gives… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ultimately, the film rides on Frost, who carries it with charm, grace and plenty of heart."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"There's nothing groundbreaking in "Cuban Fury," but it's a pleasant diversion starring the always amiable Nick Frost, with Chris O'Dowd relishing his role as a slimeball."
‑ Leba Hertz, San Francisco Chronicle
"For a film that seems to stem from a single joke - i.e. "a fat guy dances salsa??" - Cuban Fury proves to be bright, brisk, and golden."
‑ Witney Seibold, Nerdist
"Though it's all very familiar, the movie also has plenty of warm, tingly energy and many genuine laughs, not to mention some great, exciting dance sequences. It seems like a sure bet for a good date movie."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"Frost proves here he can carry a film on his own, although I would like to see him featured in a better movie."
‑ David Kaplan, Kaplan vs. Kaplan
"It ends up feeling a little like warmed-over Strictly Ballroom without Baz Lurhmann's over-the-top sense of style."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Not that some of this isn't amusing, but you feel the considerable improvisational skills of the cast going to waste."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"The film has enough charm and energy to subvert diminished expectations."
‑ Robert Levin, amNewYork
"Too steeped in tropes and genre conventions without daring to color outside the lines."
‑ Monica Castillo, Movie Mezzanine
"The movie's bright colors are attractive, but the plot is unexceptional and the jokes TV-thin."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"A little more fury might have been a whole lot better."
‑ Bruce Ingram, Chicago Sun-Times
"Jon Brown's script, while good-natured, is overly predictable. But despite the challenges, Frost proves himself an unexpectedly nimble lead."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Not to put too fine a point on it, but Rashida Jones' freckles are one of the great, underappreciated special effects of twenty-first-century motion pictures."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"It's not the most original screenplay, but it's rather sweet and quite funny."
‑ Jeanne Kaplan, Kaplan vs. Kaplan
"Predictable, but cute. Chris O'Dowd pretty much steals it."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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