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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    This farcical romantic comedy lacks the charm and star power to compensate for its contrived plotting and only mildly amusing situations. show more

  • 25
    Drew Hunt Slant Magazine

    The political dynamic that underpins The Rules of the Game is nonexistent in 1st Night, which is fixated entirely on the zany sexcapades of its characters. show more

  • 40
    The Guardian

    Grant plays it with manic glee and full-throated gusto. show more

  • 40
    Emma Dibdin Total Film

    It’s to director Chris Menaul’s credit that his lack of big-screen experience isn’t evident, but the same can’t be said for his cast who are, by and large, too stiff to charm. show more

  • 40
    Time Out London

    The standard of acting is poor beyond belief. What happened to Grant’s career that he should be in the likes of this? show more

  • 40

    Many of the actors give performances in line with their low profile here. show more

  • 30
    Pete Vonder Haar Village Voice

    The depressingly predictable script—and tendency of everyone involved to jump to ridiculous conclusions—suggests a combination of Noises Off at best, and at worst, Three's Company. show more

  • 30
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    If 1st Night had a glint of social satire, it might have amounted to something more than a frivolous fatuity. But it plays as an arch, hammily acted farce. show more

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