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Mr. Saturday Night (1992)

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Average Rating: 5.5/10
Reviews Counted: 25
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 11

Billy Crystal's flawed directorial debut can't seem to decide whether it wants the viewer to love its protagonist or hate him, but it features fine work from Crystal and his co-stars.

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Billy Crystal's flawed directorial debut can't seem to decide whether it wants the viewer to love its protagonist or hate him, but it features fine work from Crystal and his co-stars.

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Comedian Billy Crystal made his directorial debut with this biography of fictional comedian Buddy Young Jr. (portrayed by Crystal himself), whose self-destructive tendencies prevent him from rising to top of the show business ladder during his five-decade career. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

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Drama, Comedy

Dec 8, 1998

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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All Critics (32) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (11) | DVD (6)

Billy Crystall's feature directorial debut is a misfire: As an actor, he's too likable to play the egotistical comedian who torments everyone around him for the sake of his career.

January 30, 2007 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

One of the best, if not the best, film of Billy Crystal's career

June 11, 2005
Moviehole

Maybe a guitly pleasure, but I really enjoy this movie.

November 17, 2004
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Great performances, flawed script.

June 19, 2003
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

A good idea, but somehow unfocused. Crystal can't make up his mind if he wants you to love or hate his Buddy Young Jr.

December 19, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

It's not wholly successful, but one can respect Crystal's intentions.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Mr. Saturday Night

A old comic tries to jump-start his failing career. Only a flawed ending keeps this from being Mr. Crystal's great shining moment. Still it's the best he's done in my opinion, and the supporting cast is more than adequate. David Paymer, as the long suffering second banana, particularly is wonderful.
May 24, 2011
ApeneckFletcher

Super Reviewer

Although I really liked David Paymer in this film, I think that Crystal didn't achieve what he wanted to achieve in his biopic of Buddy Young. Working on both sides of the camera, Crystal achieves run of the mill at best.
June 4, 2013
John Ballantine

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billy crystal as a old timed hillarious jerry seinfeld. A
July 7, 2011
Juan Charqueno

Super Reviewer

Fluctuates between actually interesting and self-indulgently dull. However, a mostly interesting and mostly dramatic look at comedy and what drives people to make a career out of that craziness.The movie has a strong supporting cast, especially David Paymer as the long suffering brother/agent. Crystal gets by.
June 11, 2008
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