Cabin in the Sky Reviews

February 22, 2019
Cabin In The Sky can feel a little claustrophobic and stage-bound, but it develops a jazzy, infectious rhythm (especially in its third act), and it's a rare treat to see so many supernovas of the black entertainment universe together in one movie.
October 18, 2008
It was possible, even working against terrible odds, to achieve a level of art.
September 10, 2008
In only one of two moments, such as the stairway to heaven finale, is there any apparent effort to utilize the facilities of the camera. There are far too many closeups, particularly in the vocal numbers.
June 24, 2006
The gorgeous dreamlike sets and consummate control of the fantastic atmosphere that imbues the story (an idle, poverty-stricken farmer dreams of being sent to Hell upon dying) are already well developed.
March 25, 2006
Cabin in the Sky is a bountiful entertainment.
January 1, 2000
This all-black 1943 musical was Vincente Minnelli's first assignment as a director, and while he doesn't succeed in completely legitimizing it, evidence of his taste and talent is sprinkled throughout.