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Cabaret Reviews

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June 7, 2013
It's an all-time masterpiece, mercurial and timeless. I am changed every time I see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 8, 2013
Cabaret is in some respects a typical feel-good musical, yet it's also so much deeper than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 4, 2010
Influential '70s musical features sex and mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 22, 2009
Let's just say it: the best thing going in director Bob Fosse's tour de force is Joel Grey. As the Master of Ceremonies at the infamous Berlin Kit-Kat club, Grey steals every scene he's in and makes us hope for more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 12, 2008
Bob Fosse's direction is as chaotic as it was in his previous Sweet Charity, a desperate scramble after a style.
April 20, 2008
simply masterful in every way
| Original Score: 5/5
October 25, 2007
A great classic film.
| Original Score: 5/5
June 27, 2007
The screenplay, which never seems to talk down to an audience while at the same time making its candid points with tasteful emphasis, returns the story to a variety of settings.
June 27, 2007
Whatever this 1972 feature is, it's entertaining and stylish, though maybe not quite as serious as it wants to be.
January 11, 2007
After a decade of stagnant musicals, Bob Fosse reenergizes the genre with a dazzling, intelligent, and socially conscious musical more reflective of the zeitgeist of the 1970s--Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey are brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Superbly choreographed by Fosse, the cabaret numbers evoke the Berlin of 1931 - city of gaiety and perversion, of champagne and Nazi propaganda - so vividly that only an idiot could fail to perceive that something is rotten in the state of Weimar.
August 24, 2005
The classic musical..much better than Chicago
| Original Score: 5/5
October 23, 2004
...the context of Germany on the eve of the Nazi ascent to power makes the entire musical into an unforgettable cry of despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 30, 2003
Chilling Fosse vision of Weimar Berlin, stylishly directed and choreographed, featuring a show-stopping musical performance by Minnelli, Grey's unforgettable emcee and thoughtful acting from Michael York.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 21, 2003
Everybody in Cabaret is very fine, and meticulously chosen for type, down to the last weary transvestite and to the least of the bland, blond open-faced Nazis in the background.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 1, 2002
Seems less fresh now, but still powerful.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2002
One of the few classic musicals that truly do stand the test of time.
| Original Score: 5/5
July 11, 2002
This viscerally powerful, deliriously inspired musical stands the test of time, and then some.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 25, 2002
Although its political pretensions are often forced, the film's energy, musical set-pieces and performances still enthral, especially Grey's depiction of a grotesque cabaret emcee. 'Money', his duet with Minnelli, is a show-stopper.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 10, 2002
All are guaranteed to leave Sally Bowles' words ringing in your ears as the credits roll: 'Divine decadence, darling!'
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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