It Happened One Night - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

It Happened One Night Reviews

Page 1 of 3
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
April 18, 2016
It Happened One Night is as lively, witty and romantic as ever. Buoyed up by dual performances from two of the era's greats, Capra's film maintains its status as a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 16, 2015
Frank Capra's It Happened One Night was a film that defied expectations to such an outrageous extent that the cinema has never fully recovered from its impact or influence.
February 17, 2015
The direction is excellent. Frank Capra never lets his picture lag for a moment. It is never very exciting, but it moves along snappily and it is full of amusing situations.
February 4, 2014
It Happened One Night is one of the easiest movies to love and one of the hardest to think of as a work of art.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
November 22, 2014
It Happened One Night was in many ways a predecessor to the modern romantic comedy, and its dynamics will still feel familiar to the current-day viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 15, 2013
Among the more gratifying phenomena of the current season has been the growing recognition of It Happened One Night, the Frank Capra production of last year, as one of the few potential classics of the recent cinema.
February 23, 2016
It's sweet, cheerful, funny, and very, very good.
January 2, 2011
Still one of the best screwball comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 28, 2010
As classy and charming a romantic comedy as you're ever likely to see...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 31, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 22, 1934
Its opposites-attract melding of screwball comedy and the road trip elements has become one of about a half-dozen standard love story formulas. Most years, there's at least one theatrical release that owes a debt to this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 25, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
September 30, 2005
It Happened One Night is a true classic in every sense of the word, one that withstands the test of time and indeed defies it completely.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 26, 2004
The romantic comedy that all others draw from, few imitate effectively, and none have been able to replicate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 3, 2014
It's funny, beautifully directed and acted and it's always been one of my favourites.
November 1, 2010
A screwball comedy with charm and sass it established a template that countless films have followed down the decades.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 17, 2003
Still as good as everyone says it is.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 19, 2008
One of those stories that without a particularly strong plot manages to come through in a big way, due to the acting, dialog, situations and direction.
October 28, 2010
It Happened One Night is pure delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Page 1 of 3