General Information

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Released Year: 2001
Runtime: 112 minutes
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Directors: Thomas Carter
Casts: Julia Stiles, Vince Green, Kerry Washington, Terry Kinney, Sean Patrick Thomas, Tab Baker, Ora Jones, Andrew Rothenberg, Artel Great, Garland Whitt, Fredro Starr, Bianca Lawson, Elisabeth Oas, Cory Stewart, Jennifer Anglin, Dorothy Martin, Kim Tlusty, Felicia Fields, Kevin Reid, Mekdes Bruk, Jerod Howard
IMDB: Save the Last Dance (2001)

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IMDB Rating: 6.2


Chicago Tribune - Mark Caro
Sure, you've seen some of these moves before, but Save the Last Dance triumphantly passes the audition.
Washington Post - Desson Thomson
This is a spirited, dirty dance between the polished inauthenticity of Hollywood romance-musicals and hip-hop's central tenet: keeping it real. It's an intriguing combination, if nothing else.
Boston Globe - Jay Carr
The most traditional of Hollywood romances, in that it's resolutely about nice people with nice problems.
Philadelphia Inquirer - Steven Rea
While it flirts with "After School Special"-ness, at least has the courage to address racial and cultural cliches with a degree of honesty.
Dallas Observer - Bill Gallo
This sweet-tempered retelling of "Romeo and Juliet," which substitutes uplift for tragedy, gives off enough energy and light that the audience wants to believe in it even if society's impacted prejudices continue to say otherwise.

Save the Last Dance (2001)

A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.