Dirty Dancing - Havana Nights
Dirty Dancing - Havana Nights (2004)

Not a sequel, not really a prequel, sort of a remake, more of a re-imagining, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights follows the blossoming love affair of young couple Katey (Romola Garai) and Javier (Diego Luna) against the backdrop of the Cuban… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 20, 2004
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
22%
Flixster
User Score
73%



Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Cheesy, unnecessary remake.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

Pure schmaltz, but not without its share of feel-good entertainment value.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights does have some sexy music and a few good dance sequences in a steamy nightclub, but the story is terribly contrived and the lead actors have zero chemistry.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A horribly routine star-crossed romance job with none of the spunk or humanity that made its oh-so-better forebear a generational classic.

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Charles Taylor
Salon.com

Next to Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, the first picture is like something out of the golden age of Hollywood.

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David Rooney
Variety

Superficial but entertaining.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Bad movie, lame plot, poor acting. Don't bother.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Tries to add Cuban flavor to a familiar plot but comes up with nothing more than a bubbling stew of cliches.

Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

A routine Hollywood high school morality play.

Kevin Carr
Film Threat

It challenges its audience to ask questions, namely, 'Why?' Why was this movie even made?

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Without any of the spark of the original this second Dirty Dancing film is a giant disappointment to every expectant woman looking forward to the same sex… More
Rachel F
Diego Luna...need I say more?
Wildaly M
Pretty good.
Dean McKenna
Wow! Nice dancing romantic set against the Cuban Revolution in the late 1950s between a poor Cuban waiter and rich and pretty British girl. Class lines are… More
Bannan instant enigma- just add water
Different story...centred on the dancing aspect. Not bad at all.
Dannielle Albert
They ruined the whole movie by having them engage in premarrital sex.

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