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
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

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
"No amount of fancy footwork can disguise the sketchy one-joke nature of this British comedy."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Overall, this movie is out-of-step."
‑ Charles Ealy, Austin American-Statesman
"Nick Frost amuses as a salsa-dancing fool, even if he has no chemistry with co-star Rashida Jones."
‑ Alynda Wheat, People Magazine
"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
"It's not a bad gimmick, but the movie turns tediously sentimental fast."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"What Frost lacks in grace on the ballroom floor -- and he's not bad, mind you -- is more than compensated for by the joyful expression on his face when he's tripping the light fantastic"
‑ Steve Davis, Austin 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
"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
"Rooting for Frost is easy, and that goes a long way toward sustaining Cuban Fury's palatability."
‑ Andy Crump, Paste Magazine
"Too mild for its own good, a formulaic 'worm turns' story that doesn't take full advantage of its dance milieu."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"The film has enough charm and energy to subvert diminished expectations."
‑ Robert Levin, amNewYork
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