'This was a peculiar experience – impressions and expressions dancing about. What exactly am I watching? Who's who? Is Dan Ekborg playing Fredrik Egerman or Gunnar Björnstrand? Is Pia Johansson's role that of Eva Dahlbeck or Desirée Armfeldt? Is Andreas Kundler playing the part of Count Malcolm or Jarl Kulle?
Per Feltzin, Kulturnytt
Tobias Theorell's staging at Stockholm City Theatre of A Little Night Music under the film's name (Smiles of a Summer Night) met with mixed reviews.