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Saturday Night Fever Reviews

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Gary Arnold
Washington Post
December 21, 2015
Saturday Night Fever assaults you with a flagrantly foul-mouthed script and coarse viewpoint.
Sean Burns
The ARTery
September 24, 2015
This is one tough picture - bristling and raw, with an aggression more attuned to angry-young-man British kitchen sink dramas than Hollywood's quickie music-fad cash-ins.
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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
April 7, 2015
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.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 5, 2013
It's a remarkable drama...
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Disco drama is not just daaancin' yeah!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
May 10, 2009
Saturday Night Fever's heart is actually in the right place. It's ears, though? That's another story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 7, 2009
Today, it's like a kind of '70s jukebox that hasn't quite aged that well.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 27, 2009
A small, solid film, made with craft if not resonance.
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A.D. Murphy
March 5, 2009
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.
Emanuel Levy
November 29, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
In the end, the real killer is the movie's abject sincerity.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 29, 2005
My "how to" book as a teenage.
| Original Score: 5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 7, 2005
strong and engaging
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
November 18, 2003
One of the best films of all time
| Original Score: 4/5
Collin Souter
October 10, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
June 23, 2003
The very epitome of 'outdated', but oddly enough that's what makes it such a (mini) classic.
| Original Score: 81/100
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin A. Ranson
April 6, 2003
Too bad the kids didn't really jump off that bridge...
| Original Score: 3/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Today mostly regarded as disco camp, Saturday Night Fever should rank as one of the great American films.
Dragan Antulov
February 10, 2003
Few films have managed to capture the spirit of their times as thoroughly and successfully as Saturday Night Fever.
Full Review| Original Score: 9/10
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