All That Jazz (1979)



Critic Consensus: Director Bob Fosse and star Roy Scheider are at the top of their games in this dazzling, self-aware stage drama about a death obsessed director-choreographer.

Movie Info

All That Jazz was a combination ego trip and public act of contrition for actor/choreographer Bob Fosse. Roy Scheider stars as the Fosse counterpart, a brilliant Broadway choreographer and Hollywood director, who mercilessly rides and uses everyone--including himself. With pressure bearing down from all sides, Scheider takes solace in amphetamines, waking up each morning by downing his pills, looking at the mirror and declaring "It's show time!" There are many women in Scheider's life, foremost … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Bob Fosse, Robert Alan Aurthur
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 19, 2003



as Joe Gideon

as Angelique

as Audrey

as Michelle

as Davis Newman

as Michelle

as O'Connor Flood

as Joe (as a boy)

as Dr. Ballinger

as Jonesy Hecht

as Lucas Sergeant

as Joshua

as Kathryn

as Jonesy Hecht

as Ted Christopher

as Larry Goldie

as Stacy

as Eddie

as Doctor Garry

as Cast of NY/LA

as Nurse Blake

as Assistant Insurance ...
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Critic Reviews for All That Jazz

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (5)

Though Scheider is a wry, sensitive actor, he soon gets lost in the vulgar theatrics.

Full Review… | August 12, 2008
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Almost every scene is excruciating (and a few are appalling), yet the film stirs an obscene fascination with its rapid, speed-freak cutting and passionate psychological striptease.

Full Review… | August 12, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A self-important, egomaniacal, wonderfully choreographed, often compelling film which portrays the energetic life, and preoccupation with death, of a director-choreographer.

Full Review… | June 18, 2008
Top Critic

It's very pleased with itself.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Some of it makes you wince, but a lot of it is great fun.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Fosse fans, Broadway fans, and those fascinated with film will find quite a lot to admire, however, those expecting a fun musical romp will need to inquire elsewhere and at some other time and place.

Full Review… | October 9, 2014

Audience Reviews for All That Jazz

One of the best films I ever watched in my life.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


Decent depiction of the toll the daily grind of putting together a new show takes on a director, and the tension between the drive to produce original art and the knowledge that your time has to end eventually. Spacey dream sequences, entertaining dance numbers and the spectre of mortality keep you watching... at least until the bizarre, excessive finale. A rather "out there" film, and one that's more of a "should see" than a "want to see," it's a sharp piece of art but it's probably not for everyone.

Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

Imagine a vain dancer admiring himself while moving between two mirrors and you've an idea of this work, only that dancer is Bob Fosse, a reality show all by his lonesome, in love with hating himself for loving himself too much, endless reflections stretching to an infinity. Wildly creative and passionate about dance, this is must see for every admirer of musical comedy.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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