Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Average Rating: 7.5/10
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Fresh: 35 | Rotten: 4
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Average Rating: 6/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 2
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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
Aug 10, 2002
Karen Lynn Gorney
Girl in Disco
Paint Store Customer
Monte Rock III
Woman in Paint Store
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.
...one cannot dismiss its cultural significance, which today may be part of its campy appeal. (Blu-ray Edition)
The omission of John Travolta in any of the commentaries or documentaries is a major shadow that the new disc cannot get out from.
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.
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