Fiddler on the Roof Reviews

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.
May 7, 2013
The qualities that have kept the Broadway Fiddler running these seven years are in scant supply onscreen.
May 7, 2013
Earthbound but not bad.
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 26, 2006
Very hard to take with the film sitting up and practically slobbering in its eagerness to prove how loveable it is.
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.
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?
June 19, 2001
It is hard not to feel spine tingles with numbers such as "Sunrise, Sunset", "Miracle of Miracles", or "Do You Love Me?"
January 1, 2000
Jewison's attention to detail is undeniable -- great care was taken to represent Jewish customs as accurately as possible.