Mad About Mambo
Mad About Mambo (2000)

An Irish boy obsessed with sports finds his life changing dramatically once he adds a little Salsa to his life in Mad About Mambo. Danny (William Ash) plays on the football team (called soccer in America) at the all-boys Catholic school he… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 4, 2000
DVD Release Date: February 13, 2001
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A throw back to earlier films like Strictly Ballroom, Mambo is a competent but ultimately dull film.

Robert Koehler

Nothing more than an ultra-formulaic Hollywood romantic fantasy grafted onto Belfast.

Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz

Mad About Mambo's steps may be as familiar as the hokeypokey, but there's just enough gusto in the execution to make it a guilty pleasure.

Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

To put it politely, I'm glad I saw for free.

John Hartl
Seattle Times

Ash and Russell ... generate just enough tension to keep the audience interested.

Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

Uninspired end result.

E! Online

It's a sweet, funny story, and the choreography is mildly interesting, but we've seen this dance before.

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Robert Horton

Everything about the movie is fine and dandy and dull.

Brandon Judell

Boy falls for girl who wants to win dance contest. He learns all the steps, the girl becomes enamored of him, and . . . Well, you know. You've been there time and time again.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

But Ash is a charmer, and Russell (whose Irish accent is passable) flings around her fondly remembered mane with flirtatious gusto.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
A very cute movie!