The Jazz Singer

1980

The Jazz Singer

Critics Consensus

Neil Diamond's foray into acting is a total miss in this gaudy and unconvincing remake, with Laurence Olivier on hand to deliver an excruciatingly campy performance.

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This third remake of the 1927 film stars pop-singer Neil Diamond as the Jewish lad who dreams of stardom against the wishes of his cantor father (Laurence Olivier).

Cast

Neil Diamond
as Yussel Rabinovitch
Laurence Olivier
as Cantor Rabinovitch
Lucie Arnaz
as Molly Bell
Catlin Adams
as Rivka Rabinovitch
Paul Nicholas
as Keith Lennox
Sully Boyar
as Eddie Gibbs
James Booth
as Paul Rossini
Rod Gist
as Timmy
Walter Janowitz
as Rabbi Birnbaum
Janet Brandt
as Aunt Tillie
John Witherspoon
as M.C. Cinderella Club
Hank Garrett
as Police Sergeant
James Karen
as Barney Callahan
Jill Jaress
as Cowgirl
Victor Paul
as Irate Driver
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Critic Reviews for The Jazz Singer

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (17)

Audience Reviews for The Jazz Singer

  • Jul 30, 2010
    This was a pretty good movie. Some of the acting was really cheesy, but I thought it was entertaining enough.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 08, 2009
    Great for fans of the singer as i am but however this is a musical and i only like about two of them.
    Lee K Super Reviewer
  • Sep 20, 2007
    I had to watch this damn movie a bunch when I was a kid - NOTHING ELSE ON GODDAMN IT HBO!
    Chad R Super Reviewer

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