The Forbidden Dance Is Lambada
The Forbidden Dance Is Lambada (1990)

When the Brazilian rainforest home of young Princess Nisa (Laura Herring) is threatened by greedy American businesses, she travels to Los Angeles with Joa the shaman (Sid Haig). There Joa is thrown in jail, and Nisa must find a way to stop… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 30, 2003
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

A film that defies all sense of merit by intercutting an endless array of pelvis gyrations and Latin-inspired grooves with a tone so inconsistent and downtrodden that it left me wincing in discomfort.

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Luis Martinez
Cinenganos

A musical without the spark of classics like Flashdance or Fame.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A deadly combination of inept political cartooning and fatigued, dirt-poor filmmaking anti-skills.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

The movie feels like Dirty Dancing mixed with an 8-year-old's view of rain forest ecology.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

What's a nubile young monarch to do? Why, head to the States and school the nature-hating, money-grubbing Yanks with some hearty forbidden dancing, of course!

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
John Me
Nice music nothing more nothing less...
Leo L
Quite interesting! A movie from my childhood. Wan's fav. movie!! ;P