Big Night
Big Night (1996)

The brothers Primo and Secondo have come from Italy to America in hopes of running a successful, authentic Italian restaurant in 1950s-era New Jersey. Unfortunately they discover that they have an awful lot to learn about business in the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 20, 1996
DVD Release Date: January 1, 1998
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The performances in Big Night are wonderful, and the food looks delicious.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A charming, delicate repast prepared by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott.

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Rob Gonsalves

A triumph for everyone involved, but especially for Stanley Tucci.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

A wonderful film about how the simple pleasures of life -- food, family, friends -- aren't so simple.

Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

A small movie -- and that's its subtle charm.

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Emanuel Levy

A lyrical love poem to food and family (or is it family or food?), this serio comedy joins the company of other fun movies about eating, such as Babette's Feast and Like Water for Chocolate.

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Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

One's appetite will be big for both the food and the movie

Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Delicious adult fare sure to leave you hungry.

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

A feast of great acting and tender, small moments

Shawn Bowers
Kansas City Star

Tucci and Shalhoub always deliver and Big Night is just futher evidence of that.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Gildea
A really fun movie. This movie in itself is like a party.
Marcus Woolcott
Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub as Italian brothers running a restaurant should be a recipe for wit, comedy, and great drama. Sadly, when you bite into it,… More
Ryan Marshall
9.4/10 I love food. I love Italians. Lastly, I also love New Jersey, especially the shore area; mind the parts popularized by MTV's trashy television… More
James Kiester
This is a really charming little food movie, about a pair of Italian brothers trying to make it in the restaurant business. In a last-ditch effort to save… More
John Ballantine
The greatest film about food to come out of the U.S. Tucci is brilliant in his pet project.
Sunil Jawahir
Just great! I'd been meaning to see this for a few years but wow. Such a great story and such a great cast. It really feels like you are with them on this… More