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Randa Haines directed this dance drama, focusing on young Cuban Rafael Infante (Latino singer Chayanne) after the death of his mother. Rafael leaves Cuba for Houston, where he meets his father John Burnett (Kris Kristofferson) for the first time. Burnette is unaware that the young man is his son, and Rafael can't figure out how to tell him. Rafael's mother was a singer on cruise ships where Burnett was a dance instructor. Burnett owns the Excelsior Dance Studio, and he gives Rafael a handyman job there, where he meets and falls for the Ruby (Vanessa L. Williams) a beautiful… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

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"The real creative opportunities lie in visual and choreographic options, and Haines doesn't miss a beat in either department."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"Although the movie bubbles occasionally, it never boils."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Upbeat dance-romance is fine for tweens and up."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Sparkles just like an old-fashioned musical--it's beautifully designed and skillfully directed."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"A great big summer cheeseball of a movie that mildly entertains but doesn't stimulate."
‑ Jeanne Aufmuth, Palo Alto Weekly
"The use of Plowright as a middle-aged frump wanting to get in on the sexy action is deeply patronizing."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, Time Out
"Throughout the film, Haines treats...banal moments as epiphanies, telegraphing every feeling and thought with annoying coyness."
‑ Jack Mathews, Los Angeles Times
"For every cliché embraced in its entirety, another is subverted just enough that you're pleasantly surprised."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A quality film."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Competent but predictable soap opera."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"What is it about dance, that most joyous of arts, that inspires so many bad movies?"
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Although Dance With Me disappoints on almost every level, it still leaves you mildly elated..."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Too insubstantial to rise above being anything other than feel-good fluff..."
‑ , Film4
"When it turns its attention to bodies in motion, writhing across the floor to a salsa beat, the film is a joy to watch. When drama takes center stage, which is all too often, 'Dance' drags its feet."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Two hours-plus of melodrama and dancing dancing dancing danczzzz zzzz zzzzzzzz...."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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