Dancing At The Blue Iguana
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This, I suppose, is what happens when a director allows his actors to put together a movie -- it's sort of like letting the inmates run the asylum."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Mostly this is a whole lot of chain-smoking and griping about men. You'd be better off renting Demi Moore's Striptease."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"There's a lot of tepid exotic dancing as the girls' writhe and slither around the pole."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The film's a mess, albeit a fascinating one."
‑ Shlomo Schwartzberg, Boxoffice Magazine
"Contains striking moments, but never coheres."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A predictable exercise in fake tawdriness and half-nude psychodrama."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Mr. Showbiz
"Even if Dancing at the Blue Iguana can't rise to the level of the performances of Hannah, Oh and others, it is nonetheless engaging, not without humor and an aura of authenticity."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"After a full hour of Iguana I was watching the DVD counter tick by in slow motion."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"The result is a very believable strip club, inhabited by cardboard-thin protagonists who come across as caricatures more than actual people."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, Citysearch
"Showgirls is, of course, the gold standard of the genre, so rigorously deranged it approached perfection. This one is the aluminum standard."
‑ Dave White, IFilm
"More than anything, Dancing at the Blue Iguana is an acting showcase that allows its stars to strut their emotional range."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Always a more interesting acting exercise than compelling drama."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Too often the uneven script is either hopelessly strained or tediously lackadaisical."
‑ Bruce Feld, Film Journal International
"A beautifully downbeat view of the dancers and their coworkers' as they spiral lower and lower."
‑ , E! Online
"The strippers each fit into nice clearly delineated archetypes (a function of most strippers' personas, but one you don't expect to be as well defined in their real lives)."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
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