Saturday Night Fever 1977

Critics score:
88 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Janet Maslin, New York Times: Mr. Travolta is deft and vibrant, and he never condescends to the character, not even in a scene that has Tony and Stephanie arguing about whose Romeo and Juliet it is, Zeffirelli's or Shakespeare's. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: A small, solid film, made with craft if not resonance. Read more

Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily News: Saturday Night Fever is wonderfully honest and completely accurate when it comes to depicting that stagnant environment that keeps young people like Tony pinned down. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: There's a lot in the movie that's sad and painful, but after a few years what you remember is John Travolta on the dance floor in that classic white disco suit, and the Bee Gees on the soundtrack. Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out: In the end, the real killer is the movie's abject sincerity. Read more

A.D. Murphy, Variety: Travolta's characterization, given the script and directorial demands, is okay. It will please the already-committed; but it won't win him any new fans. Read more

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Gary Arnold, Washington Post: Saturday Night Fever assaults you with a flagrantly foul-mouthed script and coarse viewpoint. Read more