Fiddler on the Roof Reviews

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December 25, 2018
Nearly 50 years following its release, Fiddler on the Roof remains a beautiful masterpiece.
November 17, 2017
All I can say is that a very good stage show has, for me, been transformed into an equally good work of cinema.
December 20, 2015
There are some contrived and artificial moments in Fiddler, but it becomes more convincing, naturalistic, and involving as it goes on, and finally builds to a powerful climax.
October 14, 2013
There's a vibrant nature to the acting in this film that warms the heart and makes it feel comfortable, even when things aren't going so great for the characters.
May 7, 2013
The qualities that have kept the Broadway Fiddler running these seven years are in scant supply onscreen.
May 7, 2013
What could have been a brilliant film experience, expanding on the stage version as only film can, ends up instead as a series of wonderful bits and pieces.
May 7, 2013
The choreography is clumsy, the acting caricatured, and the songs themselves painfully overblown.
May 7, 2013
Earthbound but not bad.
May 7, 2013
A joyous celebration, not only of roots and culture, but of life itself.
May 8, 2011
As a musical look at family, generational and cultural conflict, and faith, Fiddler on the Roof makes a virtue of its quaintness... [Blu-ray]
April 17, 2011
Topol breathes new life into Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldoon Harnick's musical.
January 2, 2011
Epic story of Jews during the Russian Revolution.
July 7, 2010
Sentimental in a theatrical way, romantic in the oldfashioned way, nostalgic of immigration days, affirmative of human decency, loyalty, bravery and folk humor.
January 6, 2010
With each musical number, another integral and eternal aspect of Judaism is pondered, explored, and expressed with passionate flourishes.
February 28, 2008
Oy, what schmaltz!
February 22, 2008
Though the acting is good and some of the songs are glorious, this film version of the stage hit leaves much to be desired due to lack of imagination of helmer Norman Jewison and excessive running time (180 minutes).
April 12, 2007
A lavish musical, too lavish for the subject matter, though.
January 26, 2006
Very hard to take with the film sitting up and practically slobbering in its eagerness to prove how loveable it is.
September 20, 2005
May 9, 2005
They want to show us everything, to give us our money's worth. In so doing, they've not just opened up the play, they've let most of the life out of it.
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