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The Jazz Singer Reviews

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July 31, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 14, 2003
Utterly unremarkable; its milestone status is more historical fluke than genuine artistry.
| Original Score: 2/5
May 3, 2014
A film whose appeal is almost solely historical, for a multitude of reasons.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 12, 2008
An overrated cinematic turd, and an embarrassment to Jazz.
| Original Score: 1/5
August 24, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
July 20, 2009
The Jazz Singer is a shallow attempt by a powerful group of straying Jews to clear their consciences.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
It's ragged and dull until the magical moment when Jolson turns to the camera to announce, 'You ain't heard nothin' yet' -- a line so loaded with unconscious irony that it still raises a few goose bumps.
November 17, 2007
There's one thing that neither Neil Diamond nor Danny Thomas nor even Jerry Lewis had in their versions: the unrivaled showmanship and charisma of Al Jolson.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
July 22, 2008
Undoubtedly the best thing Vitaphone has ever put on the screen.
January 27, 2004
Must-see for any film buff.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 3, 2006
The Broadway melodrama is schmaltzy, but the music thank God is heavenly.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 14, 2007
...there's no taking away from the movie's heart and Jolson's singing. The Jazz Singer remains a classic of its kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 10, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 21, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
March 19, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
November 4, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 15, 2004
Three quarters of a century later, viewing 'The Jazz Singer' is perhaps a historical curiosity to many. It is an insult to overly sensitive others.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
December 31, 2015
Of its time, surely, 'The Jazz Singer' is nevertheless better than one expects going in.
November 25, 2002
Sincere and important, if a little self-aware, look at being Jewish in a way other movies of the time weren't touching.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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