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Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    39

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    If you can't find a more scintillating brand of dirty to enjoy during your own nights (Helena or Hoboken), you're not trying very hard.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    It's disappointing the film is so sketchy and underdeveloped. The filmmakers may have sold their story short.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    It's only possible to have the time of your life once, and, for this franchise, that was in 1987.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    There are two sparks of light amid the trifling dialogue and bad faux-'80s love-on-the-beach montages in Havana Nights, and they are the film's costars.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    [Garai and Luna] must be given credit for their presence and charisma in Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, and together with the film's general ambiance, they do a lot to make amends for the lockstep plot.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    A pelvis-gyrating, ponytail-releasing, shirt-unbuttoning good time.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 12+

Bad movie, lame plot, poor acting. Don't bother.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is rated PG-13 "for sensuality," but what's here is mild compared to most PG-13 releases. As per the title, the dancing is suggestive. There is a discreet sexual situation -- a couple spends the night together on the beach and the next morning she is wearing his shirt. Characters drink and smoke and use some mild language, including an ugly racial epithet. There is some violence connected with the revolution, but nothing graphic.

  • Families can talk about what happened in Cuba in the 1950s and the results of the revolution led by Fidel Castro. They could talk about why Kate lied to her parents and how they feel about the way Kate blackmailed James into lying for her. Fans of the original movie could talk about what a better sequel would have included.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Tense scenes of political unrest, attempted assassination.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Kissing, suggestive dancing, non-explicit sexual situation.

  • language false0

    Language: Mild language, including an ugly racial epithet.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Social drinking, smoking.

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