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: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As progressive as it might feel for fat guys, losers and salsa stalwarts, it's rotten for women"
‑ Amy Nicholson, L.A. Weekly
"It ends up feeling a little like warmed-over Strictly Ballroom without Baz Lurhmann's over-the-top sense of style."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Nick Frost delivers one of the great physical performances of the modern cinema era. Sexually, though, [Cuban Fury] is inexplicably playing for a decidedly 'adult humour' audience, thus eliminating ( ... ) family audiences."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
""Luckily, (Nick Frost has) still got enough charm to make most of us overlook the more far-fetched and dumber story elements. And surprisingly, he's fleet of foot enough to be able to pull off some pretty tricky moves and sequences.""
‑ Jeff Vice, Cinephiled
"Rooting for Frost is easy, and that goes a long way toward sustaining Cuban Fury's palatability."
‑ Andy Crump, Paste Magazine
"It's not a bad gimmick, but the movie turns tediously sentimental fast."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"A little more fury might have been a whole lot better."
‑ Bruce Ingram, Chicago Sun-Times
"Being about 70% romantic-comedy and 30% quirky underdog sports movie, to call the plot of Cuban Fury predictable would be an understatement."
‑ Stephen Danay, Under the Radar
"Doesn't have a personality of its own, in dire need of a more robust collection of laughs and a few less painfully contrived subplots."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Overall, this movie is out-of-step."
‑ Charles Ealy, Austin American-Statesman
"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
"If "Cuban Fury" launches Frost into bigger and better films, it's worth it."
‑ Rob Thomas, Madison Movie
"No amount of fancy footwork can disguise the sketchy one-joke nature of this British comedy."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"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
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