Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    A wonderfully witty homage to the very king of disco movies -- "Saturday Night Fever."
  2. A tale that's sweet-natured, funny and surprisingly touching.
  3. 75
    It's a funny homage, a nod to the way that some movies are universal in their appeal.
  4. 75
    Spins a fairy tale web that is hard to escape.
  5. Cannibalizes "Saturday Night Fever" for everything from structure to plot, but does it adorably.
  6. Reviewed by: Esther Pan
    A warm-hearted romp that will leave you smiling -- and strutting.
  7. A further dose of "been there/done that."
  8. 59
    Affectionately skewers the age of polyester pants.
  9. Amateurishly written and directed, and so predictable that it hurts.
  10. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    There's something inherently funny and surreal about Chinese kids speaking Singlish while trying to be goombahs from Brooklyn.
  11. A low-maintenance crowd-pleaser, but we've seen the entire film, in thematic snippets, before.
  12. Reviewed by: Justine Elias
    Writer- director Glen Goei, a London stage actor, ably guides his likable cast through this by-the-numbers story, but he is hobbled by the film's lifeless soundtrack.
  13. Amounts to recycling rather than reinvention.
  14. Reviewed by: Steve Daly
    Cute, but there's no movie here -- just a transcultural replication.
  15. 40
    A wistful, humorous, but ultimately fluffy look at those halcyon days, before punk, junk, and the onslaught of the Eighties.
  16. 40
    Goei's sharp-eyed satiric sense evokes the diversity and energy of Singapore, and his good-humored nostalgia makes disco rise from the dead.
  17. 40
    Never seems to find its tone.

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