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Dirty Dancing Havana Nights

Drama . Romance . Music

In pre-revolution Cuba, Katey Miller is about to defy everyone's expectations. Instead of a parent-approved suitor, Katey is drawn to the sexy waiter, Javier, who spends his nights dancing in Havana's nightclubs. As she secretly learns to dance with Javier, she learns the meanings of love, sensuality and independence.

Actors: Diego Luna , Romola Garai , Sela Ward , John Slattery , Jonathan Jackson , January Jones , Mika Boorem , René Lavan , Mýa , Polly Cole
Directors: Guy Ferland
Country: USA
Release: 2004-02-27
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  • Allison Benedikt

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

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Kevin Thomas

    Sufficiently original and engaging to be called merely "Havana Nights" but will no doubt get a boost by the reference to the popular 1987 "Dirty Dancing."

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • David Ansen

    This sweet, sometimes clunky chick flick is a likable teen romance, but not likely to arouse the giddy swoons Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey generated back in ’87.

    Newsweek Full Review
  • David Rooney

    Superficial but entertaining new pic offers equal parts freshness and kitsch appeal set to a pulsating Latin soundtrack.

    Variety Full Review
  • Sean Axmaker

    Even as the prosaic script gets lost in the intoxicating fantasy of the bloodless revolution, the hot heartbeat of the music drives the film with pure energy.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • Guy Ferland

    Luna and Garai struggle to look like they're having the time of their life. But the movie, more wan than wicked, proves you can't go home again.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • 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.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Carla Meyer

    Swayze's presence crosses the line from curious to bizarre and adds a heavy layer of cheese to Havana Nights.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Wesley Morris

    Bland though it is, "Havana Nights" could be the start of a globe-bettering franchise -- and across history, too: "Dirty Dancing: Monticello Mornings"; "Dirty Dancing: Gaza Strip Afternoons."

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

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

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Lawrence Toppman

    The plot of "Nights" will occupy only 10 or 12 brain cells.

    Charlotte Observer Full Review
  • Angel Cohn

    Katey and Javier's dramatically expedient relationship is nowhere near as interesting as the Cuban Revolution, which is relegated to window dressing.

    TV Guide Full Review
  • Marjorie Baumgarten

    Not a sequel, not a prequel, but a "reimagining" as the producers say. And they're basically correct, although I wouldn't put any real emphasis on the "imagination" aspect of that term.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • 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.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Charles Taylor

    The plot construction here is especially lazy. The whole movie is built toward the dance competition. Full Review
  • Scott Tobias

    Contains all the elements of a satisfying teen genre picture, but they've been compromised out of existence.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Ann Hornaday

    Has its modest charms.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • J.R. Jones

    The movie's mix of erotic Latin dance and vaguely liberal politics should have young girls swooning in the aisles.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Barry Johnson

    At its best during the anachronistic nightclub scenes and anytime prolonged dancing is on screen. It's mostly music video stuff, but the young actors are likable enough, and the film works up just enough momentum to give it some significance.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Kirk Honeycutt

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

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Scott Foundas

    The dance sequences might have saved it, were it not for the fact that director Guy Ferland seems to have learned everything he knows about (over) shooting and (blindly) cutting such scenes from watching "Moulin Rouge" and "Chicago."

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
  • Rene Rodriguez

    In the end, they are only moments, and even at a merciful 86 minutes, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights feels formidably long.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Jonathan Foreman

    About three-quarters of the way through, Havana Nights suddenly 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.

    New York Post Full Review
  • 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.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Jennie Punter

    Despite being set in 1958 Cuba, Havana Nights sticks to the formula. This would be perfectly acceptable if the dancing was "dirtier" and if there was a spark between the young couple.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Kevin Carr

    This cinematic train wreck reminds me of when Hollywood decided to cash in on the success of “Chinatown” by making a sequel...

    Film Threat Full Review
  • Melissa Levine

    Silly, misguided, formulaic and largely a piece of trash, but it's not quite a disaster. There's the dancing and the music and the sunlight.

    Dallas Observer Full Review
  • A.O. Scott

    It's one of the rare films for which a blooper reel would be redundant.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Mark Jenkins

    The movie is still a routine Hollywood high school morality play.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • David Sterritt

    This belated "reimagining" is as beguiling as a dried-out palm tree.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Jami Bernard

    Has some good music and hot dancing -- filmed choppily -- but it completely lacks the magic of its predecessor.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Tricia Romano

    Havana Nights es mucho frío -- the only titter of excitement comes in a cameo from a strangely reptilian Patrick Swayze.

    Village Voice Full Review
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  • 3. Timbason Performer: Anthony Carrillo, Justino Sanchez, Pablo Rosario, Israel Cruz, Pedro Bermudez, Stream Music Online
  • 4. Lamento Cubano Performer: Donato Poveda as Donato & The Troubadours: Felix Escobar Ramos, Stream Music Online
  • 28. Dance Like This (feat. Claudette Ortiz of City High) Performer: Wyclef Jean Stream Music Online
  • 31. Satellite (Spanish Version) Nave Espacial [From Havana Nights] {feat. Jorge Moreno} Performer: Santana Stream Music Online
  • 33. Satellite (Spanish Version) Nave Espacial [From "Havana Nights"] {feat. Jorge Moreno} Performer: Santana Stream Music Online
  • 34. Do You Only Wanna Dance Performer: Julio Daviel Big Band Conducted by Cucco Pena Stream Music Online

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