Cuban Fury
Cuban Fury (2014)

In 1987 a thirteen-year-old natural born dancer with fire in his heels and snakes in his hips is working himself up to explode all over the UK Junior Salsa Championships. But then: a freakish bullying incident on the mean streets of London… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 11, 2014
DVD Release Date: July 29, 2014
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Nick Frost and Chris O'Dowd remain as undeniably likable as ever, but Cuban Fury saddles them with a contrived and predictable plot that's far too short on laughs.

Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly

As progressive as it might feel for fat guys, losers and salsa stalwarts, it's rotten for women

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

It ends up feeling a little like warmed-over Strictly Ballroom without Baz Lurhmann's over-the-top sense of style.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

Overall, Cuban Fury isn't as funny or original as you want it to be, but the cast do an exceptionally job of giving this small, sweet film plenty of heart.

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

It's not a bad gimmick, but the movie turns tediously sentimental fast.

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Susan Wloszczyna
RogerEbert.com

I don't know about you, but anything done with an English accent usually seems all the more tolerable for it.

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John Fink
The Film Stage

Cuban Fury mostly delivers the kind of funny, silly and delightful comedy as you'd expect from something "based on an original idea" by Nick Frost.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

Ultimately, the film rides on Frost, who carries it with charm, grace and plenty of heart.

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Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times

A little more fury might have been a whole lot better.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Nick Frost delivers one of the great physical performances of the modern cinema era. Sexually, though, [Cuban Fury] is inexplicably playing for a decidedly 'adult humour' audience, thus eliminating ( ... ) family audiences.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
All's fair in love and salsa. Good Movie! The film is not outright funny, but it's charming, driven by Frost's charm. He has an insanely goofy… More
Jesse Ortega
Much like Simon Pegg in A Fantastic Fear of Everything, I think I like Nick Frost much more than I would've anticipated because I liked this movie probably… More
Al S
A tremendously funny and wonderfully original feel-good crowd-pleaser. Its filled with huge laughs, gorgeous dance choreography, a wonderful story with great… More
Panta Oz
A romantic comedy with a Salsa flair is coming from UK, directed by James Griffiths and written by Jon Brown. Starring amazingly casted Nick Frost, Rashida… More
Julie B
Cute but nothing special. A little slow in parts but the charm of the cast tips this to the positive side.
hawk ledge
Room-for-humor crowd pleaser, moderately entertaining.