Unprincipled gambler Jack (Redford) is thunderstruck by an aristocratic revolutionary's committed wife (the excellent, appropriately intense Olin) and, ennobled by love, rushes headlong into dangerous games between Batista's secret police and the guerillas.
Somehow, though, Havana never quite catches fire. The brief scenes of struggle and liberation are too clean, too staged, and even the central pair's shattering, once-in-a-lifetime passion cries out for more urgency and emotional power.
Reviewed by Angie Errigo
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