Mr. Saturday Night
Mr. Saturday Night (1992)

Comedian Billy Crystal made his directorial debut with this biography of fictional comedian Buddy Young Jr. (portrayed by Crystal himself), whose self-destructive tendencies prevent him from rising to top of the show business ladder during… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 23, 1992
DVD Release Date: December 8, 1998
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Billy Crystal's flawed directorial debut can't seem to decide whether it wants the viewer to love its protagonist or hate him, but it features fine work from Crystal and his co-stars.

Emanuel Levy

Billy Crystall's feature directorial debut is a misfire: As an actor, he's too likable to play the egotistical comedian who torments everyone around him for the sake of his career.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom

Great performances, flawed script.

Clint Morris

One of the best, if not the best, film of Billy Crystal's career

Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A good idea, but somehow unfocused. Crystal can't make up his mind if he wants you to love or hate his Buddy Young Jr.

Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Maybe a guitly pleasure, but I really enjoy this movie.

Rob Gonsalves

It's not wholly successful, but one can respect Crystal's intentions.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A old comic tries to jump-start his failing career. Only a flawed ending keeps this from being Mr. Crystal's great shining moment. Still it's the… More
Sean Scobie
Fluctuates between actually interesting and self-indulgently dull. However, a mostly interesting and mostly dramatic look at comedy and what drives people to… More
John Ballantine
Although I really liked David Paymer in this film, I think that Crystal didn't achieve what he wanted to achieve in his biopic of Buddy Young. Working on… More
Juan Charqueno
billy crystal as a old timed hillarious jerry seinfeld. A