Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Average Rating: 7.5/10
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Average Rating: 6/10
Critic Reviews: 5
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John Travolta graduated from minor celebrity to superstar with Saturday Night Fever. Travolta plays Tony Manero, a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another (including "Stayin' Alive"), we watch white-suited Tony strut his stuff amidst flashing lights and sweaty, undulating bodies. Tony's class aspirations are mirrored in his
Dec 19, 1977 Wide
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Karen Lynn Gorney
Monte Rock III
Paint Store Customer
Girl in Disco
Woman in Paint Store
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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.
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.
John Badham's film (his best to date), a zeitgeist picture that captures the disco subculture of the 1970s like no other work, features a star-making performance from John Travolta who dominates every frame.
My "how to" book as a teenage.
strong and engaging
One of the best films of all time
It holds up beautifully, mainly because it puts the characters and their flaws first and the disco nightlife second. Travolta remains an amazing, graceful presence on the dance floor.
The very epitome of 'outdated', but oddly enough that's what makes it such a (mini) classic.
Too bad the kids didn't really jump off that bridge...
Today mostly regarded as disco camp, Saturday Night Fever should rank as one of the great American films.
Few films have managed to capture the spirit of their times as thoroughly and successfully as Saturday Night Fever.
Travolta's ad-libbing about his hair alone is enough to merit remembering SNF as a classic.
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