Big Night

Despite its superb cuisine, an Italian restaurant run by immigrant brothers verges on bankruptcy. But the siblings risk it all to save their bistro when they get the chance to cook up a feast for bandleader Louis Prima.
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Netflix Rating: 3.6
NYT Critics' Pick
Restaurateur brothers stake all on one dinner. Succulent comedy. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 96%
Critics' score: 96   Audience score: 82   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

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

Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle

Stanley Tucci's surprise cinematic brainchild fills you up with its audacious originality.

Mike Clark, USA Today

When it comes to seeing Big Night, two words say it all: Bon appetite! full review

James Berardinelli, ReelViews

It will paste a big, sloppy smile on your face from its opening moment. Good luck at dislodging it.

Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle

A scrumptious tale of great food and grand passions. full review

Rita Kempley, Washington Post

By the end of the movie, we have been through an emotional and a sensual wringer, in a film of great wisdom and delight. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

As delicately and deliciously prepared as the dishes it features, Big Night is a lyric to the love of food, family and persuasive acting. full review

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

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

Desson Thomson, Washington Post

A feast of a film done on a low budget with a menu featuring top-grade acting, writing and direction.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
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