• Released
  • May 3, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 45 min
  • Comedy
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40

The Guardian

Grant plays it with manic glee and full-throated gusto.
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40

Total Film

By Emma Dibdin
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.
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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?
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40

Variety

Many of the actors give performances in line with their low profile here.
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30

Village Voice

By Pete Vonder Haar
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.
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30

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
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.
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25

Slant Magazine

By Drew Hunt
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.
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28 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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