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Based on 7 Reviews
critic reviews (7)
fan reviews ( 4 )
  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's also interesting to see how little screen time the final disco competition really has, considering how large it looms in our memories. show more

  • 88
    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    One minute into Saturday Night Fever you know this picture is onto something, that it knows what it's talking about. [15 Oct 1999, Siskel Years, p.6] show more

  • 80
    TV Guide

    The story here is really secondary to character and milieu, as director John Badham and his actors create a convincing portrait of frustrated 1970s working-class youth and the escape offered by the swirling lights and pulsing rhythms of the disco. show more

  • 83
    Entertainment Weekly

    Travolta molds what could have been an equally obvious character into a substantial, tragic figure. show more

  • 80
    Chicago Reader

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

  • 70
    Elvis Mitchell The New York Times

    Fever beings to flag when, after an initial hour filled with high spirits and jubilant music, it settles down to tell its story; the effect is so deflating that it's almost as though another Monday has rolled around and it's time to get back to work. [16 Dec 1977] show more

  • 30

    The clumsy story lurches forward through predictable travail and treacle, separated by phonograph records (or vice versa). show more

  • December 25, 2013 vince
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    The Definitive New York \'70\'s movie !! What American Graffitti did for the early \'60\'s SNF does for the \'70\'s. I remember the polyester shirts,leather jackets and the neck chains like yesterday. The disco Friday and Saturday nights. A classic movie for the era. Bee Gees and all of it. Gotta Love it!

  • December 07, 2012 fcferdows
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    one of the Great movie of 70s

  • May 10, 2010 coachjef59
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    This movie will forever be the Icon of my generation. I defined who my friend & I were. We lived & breathed the dancing, the look & the style. We lived in brooklyn. Drove the Monticarlos suped up, with fog lights & loud sound systems. We lived to go to the discos on the weekends. We all had the big hair like him using consort hairspray and Paco Rabane Cologne. It created a generation defined by it forever, with the best music to ever come out.

  • November 15, 2009 Hi Bekka
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    A Travolta classic! never get tired of this movie. His dance moves were phenomenal, even if the acting by the other supporting actors was cheesy at times, HIS acting was superb!

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