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Fiddler on the Roof Reviews

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January 31, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 26, 2006
Very hard to take with the film sitting up and practically slobbering in its eagerness to prove how loveable it is.
May 7, 2013
The qualities that have kept the Broadway Fiddler running these seven years are in scant supply onscreen.
March 7, 2004
Stolid, uncinematic exercise in milking more cash from a nicely scored but mediocre Broadway hit.
| Original Score: 2/5
February 23, 2003
Norman Jewison's mind-numbingly literal adaptation of the stage musical Fiddler on the Roof is no disaster, but it certainly has its limitations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 7, 2013
The choreography is clumsy, the acting caricatured, and the songs themselves painfully overblown.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
November 16, 2017
All I can say is that a very good stage show has, for me, been transformed into an equally good work of cinema.
January 2, 2011
Epic story of Jews during the Russian Revolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 24, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
October 23, 2004
Would it be heresy on my part to suggest that Fiddler isn't much as a musical, and that director Norman Jewison has made as good a film as can be made from a story that is quite simply boring?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Jewison's attention to detail is undeniable -- great care was taken to represent Jewish customs as accurately as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 26, 2002
A lovable old-school musical.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 11, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
April 12, 2007
A lavish musical, too lavish for the subject matter, though.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 90/100
April 6, 2005
enjoyable and charming
| Original Score: 3/5
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