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Cabaret Reviews

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
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
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
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
Sierra Filucci
Common Sense Media
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
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 20, 2008
simply masterful in every way
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
October 25, 2007
A great classic film.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
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.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
June 27, 2007
Whatever this 1972 feature is, it's entertaining and stylish, though maybe not quite as serious as it wants to be.
Emanuel Levy
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
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Time Out
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.
Edward Douglas
August 24, 2005
The classic musical..much better than Chicago
| Original Score: 5/5
Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews
June 23, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Sarah Chauncey
June 4, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5

TV Guide
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
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
June 25, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
May 27, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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