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Dirty Dancing - Havana Nights
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 Revolution in 1958. Katey is an American girl living in Cuba with her parents who meets Javier, a local. Javier takes Katey to a nightclub where he teaches her how to dance dirty Cuban-style. The two grow closer and closer, but when Castro takes over, Katey's parents decide to flee for the U.S., leaving Katey to make the ultimate decision. Tying the film… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Pure schmaltz, but not without its share of feel-good entertainment value."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"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."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A horribly routine star-crossed romance job with none of the spunk or humanity that made its oh-so-better forebear a generational classic."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Aside from the triteness of the dialogue, the mathematical predictability of the script and the muddling of numbskulled politics, DD: HN is a fairly enjoyable experience."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"It's hardly ever a good idea to remake a beloved movie."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"Next to Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, the first picture is like something out of the golden age of Hollywood."
‑ Charles Taylor, Salon.com
"Superficial but entertaining."
‑ David Rooney, Variety
"Bad movie, lame plot, poor acting. Don't bother."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Provides entertainment sophisticated enough to entrance a sophomore in high school."
‑ Tony Medley, tonymedley.com
"It's been 17 years since Dirty Dancing took the world by storm, and all these years later, Havana Nights is here to remind everyone just how to strike when the iron is ice cold."
‑ Brian Orndorf, FilmJerk.com
"Tries to add Cuban flavor to a familiar plot but comes up with nothing more than a bubbling stew of cliches."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"A routine Hollywood high school morality play."
‑ Mark Jenkins, Washington Post
"It challenges its audience to ask questions, namely, 'Why?' Why was this movie even made?"
‑ Kevin Carr, Film Threat
"Although based on choreographer JoAnn Jansen's experience, the script was written by a committee of eight; each writer seems to have contributed every cliché in the memory bank."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"It goes forward in an entirely predictable way and everyone lives happily ever after. *YAWN*"
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
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