A Little Night Music
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Beginning its several incarnations as an Ingmar Bergman film named Smiles of a Summer Night, the story was adapted by composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim into a successful Broadway musical directed by Harold Prince. This film, also directed by Prince, is adapted from the stage musical. In the movie, in the early 1900s, a group of friends bound together by complicated romantic entanglements, have come together for an elegant dinner at a country estate. The men present are the current, previous, or prospective lovers of the beautiful actress, Desiree (Elizabeth Taylor), and the other women are… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The cast does little to help matters."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"It's something more than a shock, then, that the film adaptation of the Broadway show not only fails to raise the spirits; it also tramples on them."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"The film was not as bad as many detractors would like to imagine, although it earned its demerits at many levels."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Snobbery
"Uneven and sometimes slow, pic has good looks."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"n uninspired screen version of Steven Sondheim's stage play."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"By all accounts, the movie version should have been a smash hit. It is instead a colossal mess."
‑ David Cornelius, DVDTalk.com
"Not offensive, just silly."
‑ , Time Out
"An abomination of a stage-to-screen adaptation, with disjointed performances that avoids some of the musical's best tunes in an effort to make it more audience friendly."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Isn't it bad? Isn't it poor? Yes."
‑ , Film4
More reviews for A Little Night Music on Rotten Tomatoes