Cabaret - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Cabaret Reviews

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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
August 12, 2008
Bob Fosse's direction is as chaotic as it was in his previous Sweet Charity, a desperate scramble after a style.
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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
Sierra Filucci
Common Sense Media
January 4, 2010
Influential '70s musical features sex and mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
One of the few classic musicals that truly do stand the test of time.
| Original Score: 5/5
Edward Douglas
August 24, 2005
The classic musical..much better than Chicago
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
October 25, 2007
A great classic film.
| Original Score: 5/5
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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.
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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.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Much-lauded, Fosse's look at pre-Nazi Germany is pretty uneven and uninspired -- his work is far better when we're inside the Kit Kat Club where there's singing and dancing to be had.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 15, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 20, 2008
simply masterful in every way
| 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
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Filled with brilliant scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 10, 2002
Bob Fosse captures the atmosphere incredibly with a multi-layered musical that continues to hold up over the years
Full Review | Original Score: B
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
May 27, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Sarah Chauncey
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Greenspun
New York Times
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
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