Cabaret

Critics Consensus

Great performances and evocative musical numbers help Cabaret secure its status as a stylish, socially conscious classic.

95%

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Adapted from the Broadway show, this hard-hitting musical drama is set in decadent 1930s Berlin during Hitler's rise to power. The film chronicles Cambridge student Brian Roberts' friendship with the high-spirited Sally Bowles, a singer at the sleazy Kit Kat nightclub, where the anti-Semitic emcee sets a tone of debauchery.

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Cast

Liza Minnelli
as Sally Bowles
Joel Grey
as Master of Ceremonies
Michael York
as Brian Roberts
Marisa Berenson
as Natalia Landauer
Helmut Griem
as Maximilian von Heune
Fritz Wepper
as Fritz Wendel
Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel
as Fraulein Schneider
Sigrid Von Richtofen
as Fraulein Maur
Helen Vita
as Fraulein Kost
Ralf Wolter
as Herr Ludwig
Kathryn Doby
as Kit-Kat Dancer
Inge Jaeger
as Kit-Kat Dancer
Angelika Koch
as Kit-Kat Dancer
Helen Velkovorska
as Kit-Kat Dancer
Gitta Schmidt
as Kit-Kat Dancer
Louise Quick
as Kit-Kat Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Cabaret

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (7)

Audience Reviews for Cabaret

Liza Minnelli is fabulous and deserved the Oscar she won for her role in this delightful musical that offers great performances from the rest of the cast and keeps us always conscious of an inevitable darkness that lurks in the shadows to stand in the way of the characters' success.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

Liza Minelli plays an annoying cabaret singer who turns a gay guy straight, gets pregnant (possibly by him, possibly by one of the other guys she was sleeping with) and then has an abortion. All while under the backdrop of a burgeoning nazi germany. Liza performs the title song well, but the bulk of the film is largely uninteresting.

Devon Bott
Devon Bott

Super Reviewer

½

Incredibly immersive. The most upbeat, quirky tragedy around.

Kevin Cookman
Kevin Cookman

Super Reviewer

½

Life is a cabaret, mien herr! This musical about a cabaret performer and her lovers was perfect for the 70s. I especially love York's performance in the movie. This is a great film.

Aj V
Aj V

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