Saturday Night Fever
Saturday Night Fever (1977)

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… More

Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: August 10, 2002
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
90%
Flixster
User Score
72%



Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Boasting a smart, poignant story, a classic soundtrack, and a starmaking performance from John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever ranks among the finest dramas of the 1970s.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A small, solid film, made with craft if not resonance.

Full review…
Janet Maslin
New York Times

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.

Full review…
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Disco drama is not just daaancin' yeah!

Full review…
A.D. Murphy
Variety

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.

Full review…
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

Full review…
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Saturday Night Fever's heart is actually in the right place. It's ears, though? That's another story.

Full review…
Derek Adams
Time Out

In the end, the real killer is the movie's abject sincerity.

Full review…
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's a remarkable drama...

Full review…
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Today, it's like a kind of '70s jukebox that hasn't quite aged that well.

Full review…
More reviews for Saturday Night Fever

Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
I was shocked. This film was way better than I expected. I was tempted to fast-forward the many dance sequences, but around them, John Travolta builds an… More
Tim Salmons
Like most people, I derided this film without actually having seen it. Most people assume it to be nothing more than a soundtrack vehicle. Fortunately,… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Silly but, for some strange reason, charming.
AJ Verser
A fantastic drama and disco music dance movie. It's very unique movie, and I loved it.
Chris Weber
First off, a disclaimer: no, I had never actually seen this before (but still had preconceived notions about it), and I don't really care for the disco… More
Richard C
B

More Like This