A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music (1977)

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… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG
Running Time:
Release Date: December 1, 1977
DVD Release Date: April 29, 2008
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

The cast does little to help matters.

Full review…
Vincent Canby
New York Times

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.

Full review…
Phil Hall
Film Snobbery

The film was not as bad as many detractors would like to imagine, although it earned its demerits at many levels.

Full review…
Variety Staff

Uneven and sometimes slow, pic has good looks.

Full review…
TV Guide

n uninspired screen version of Steven Sondheim's stage play.

Full review…
David Cornelius

By all accounts, the movie version should have been a smash hit. It is instead a colossal mess.

Full review…
Time Out

Not offensive, just silly.

Full review…
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

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.

Full review…

Isn't it bad? Isn't it poor? Yes.

Full review…
More reviews for A Little Night Music

Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
With this much talent on the table this should have been so much better. Liz was a great star but not a singer just the wrong actress for the role she should… More
Alec Barniskis
It has minor charms (Diana Rigg and Len Cariou come to mind), but mostly the film serves as a reminder as to how difficult a task it is to bring most Sondheim… More