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All That Jazz Reviews

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Frank Rich
TIME Magazine
August 12, 2008
Though Scheider is a wry, sensitive actor, he soon gets lost in the vulgar theatrics.
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
January 9, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
August 12, 2008
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.
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Gary Arnold
Washington Post
August 4, 2015
By the time the film is over, the movie has degenerated with a jaundiced vengeance. Fosse's sour, grandstanding cynicism imposed an intolerable burden of self-pity on his talent, our compassion and the tradition of the backstage musical.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's very pleased with itself.
J.C. Mašek III
PopMatters
October 9, 2014
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 | Original Score: 8/10
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
August 28, 2003
All That Jazz may be Fosse's finest cinematic achievement.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 8, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 26, 2003
Flawed but dazzling masterpiece with a stunning performance by Roy Scheider.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
Fosse and Scheider have never been better.
| Original Score: 4/5
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
August 18, 2003
Narcissistic and self-indulgent to a fault, it's also like nothing you've ever seen before and probably never will again.
| Original Score: 4/5
Sarah Boslaugh
PopMatters
August 8, 2013
...were it not for the steady, understated presence of Roy Scheider as Fosse stand-in Joe Gideon, the whole thing might well do up in a burst of spontaneous combustion, spraying sequins and feather boas in all directions.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rebecca Murray
About.com
October 17, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 13, 2007
Ain't Jazz dance grand when you're dyin' ?
| Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
June 18, 2008
A self-important, egomaniacal, wonderfully choreographed, often compelling film which portrays the energetic life, and preoccupation with death, of a director-choreographer.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 23, 2002
Fosse at the top of his game; self-indulgent, but totally engrossing with Scheider doing a wicked impersonation of the director-choreographer.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 29, 2004
All That Jazz compels us to deal emotionally with our own death and the values which give meaing to our lives.
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
July 22, 2010
All That Jazz is a speed freak of a movie, flying by at breakneck pace, then screeching to a halt so the protagonist can indulge in some serious ruminations on death
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
August 17, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
September 10, 2008
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