Owen Gleiberman
April 14, 2006 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Take the Lead

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
117 minutes
Wide Release Date
04/07/06
performer
Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Alfre Woodard
director
Liz Friedlander
distributor
New Line Cinema
author
Dianne Houston
genre
musical, Drama

We gave it a D+

An inner-city-delinquents-learn-how-to-tango rouser — it’s Dangerous Minds trying to be Mad Hot Ballroom. As the teacher, Antonio Banderas lays on the old-world panache so thick that he comes off like Dracula’s metrosexual cousin.

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