Dancehall Queen
Dancehall Queen (1997)

In this Jamaican melodrama, single mother Marcia (Audrey Reid) works as a street vendor to support her two daughters. However, she also needs the financial assist of "Uncle" Larry (Carl Davis), who demands repayments in the form… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 10, 1997
DVD Release Date: September 22, 1998
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Emanuel Levy

This simplistic but high-spirited and colorful Jamaican film tells the story of a humble street vendor who finds an unusual way of getting her family out of the harrowing violent-ridden ghetto she lives in.

Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

The joyful sensuality of the soundtrack and dancers is irresistible, the thin-ish characters are comic or villainous but winning, and the no-frills borderline crudity fits and intensifies the whole.

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Emanuel Levy

Though not particularly good, Dancehall Queen offers an opportunity to see a film from Jamaica, a rare sight even in international film festivals

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Lady D'arbanville
Love this film, anyone into Ragga/Dancehall will love the music. There are some funny bits, with a serious storyline too
Lesley N
FIrst feature film by Don Letts, English DJ and the man responsible for introducing reggae to the British punk scene. The plot is a simple cinderella story… More