Love blossoms between a young Cuban (Diego Luna) and an American teenager (Romola Garai) as they prepare for a New Year's Eve dance contest.
" Charmless, clumsy and culturally offensive all at the same time. "
" The politics of Havana Nights are as simplistic and naive as the story. "
" Jansen might not be the best storyteller, but she's a wonderful choreographer, adapting the styles of her stars (both nondancers before the movie) to complement each other beautifully. "
" Tries to add Cuban flavor to a familiar plot but comes up with nothing more than a bubbling stew of cliches. "
" The original film's mix of romanticized innocence and sexual adventure has been replaced by after-school- special plot twists and puppy-love handholding. "
" Doesn't begin to live up to the giddy energy, romance and terrific dancing of its progenitor. "
" Becomes laugh-out-loud awful, with dreadful, lame lines delivered painfully badly -- as if a different screenwriter and director had taken over for the movie's final act. "
" 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. "
" A routine Hollywood high school morality play. "
" Has some good music and hot dancing -- filmed choppily -- but it completely lacks the magic of its predecessor. "
" Pure schmaltz, but not without its share of feel-good entertainment value. "
" Next to Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, the first picture is like something out of the golden age of Hollywood. "
" As you might expect, the movie is as square as a sock hop. "
" This film is too noble to get down and dirty. "
" Superficial but entertaining. "
" Is Fidel really needed in a retread of Dirty Dancing? "
" Looks good, sounds good and delivers what most Dirty Dancing fans are likely to expect. "
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