Reviews

  • Nov 19, 2021

    Best story ever. From Tradition to love discovery. The journey for all.

    Best story ever. From Tradition to love discovery. The journey for all.

  • Nov 03, 2021

    Why is there a fiddler on the roof? Why do people cover their heads, wear religious clothes? Because of tradition of course Topol stars as milkman Tevye in the beloved musical by Tom Abbot focusing on a village of people who follow Judaism A wedding is taking place but cut short by occupiers in Czar Russia Producer and director Norman Jewison reminds its audience that the most important aspect of a film is its inherent humanity, and a director exists to serve and foster that, not necessarily their own bravado-fueled compositions Ultimately the musical is about a group of people stuck on the precipice between tradition and change Some of these changes are happily, if difficultly discovered, social progressions and expansions of restrictive mores about wealth, love, and the patriarchy Some of these changes are brutally foisted upon them This is a 3 hour journey yet many musicals in the future could be heavily inspired to use unique techniques like this film does It is very sentimental in a theatrical way, romantic in the old-fashioned way, nostalgic of immigration days, and very affirmative of human decency, loyalty, bravery and folk humor Musical fans will love it 50 years since it's release even if it loses a lot of it flair from the original source material

    Why is there a fiddler on the roof? Why do people cover their heads, wear religious clothes? Because of tradition of course Topol stars as milkman Tevye in the beloved musical by Tom Abbot focusing on a village of people who follow Judaism A wedding is taking place but cut short by occupiers in Czar Russia Producer and director Norman Jewison reminds its audience that the most important aspect of a film is its inherent humanity, and a director exists to serve and foster that, not necessarily their own bravado-fueled compositions Ultimately the musical is about a group of people stuck on the precipice between tradition and change Some of these changes are happily, if difficultly discovered, social progressions and expansions of restrictive mores about wealth, love, and the patriarchy Some of these changes are brutally foisted upon them This is a 3 hour journey yet many musicals in the future could be heavily inspired to use unique techniques like this film does It is very sentimental in a theatrical way, romantic in the old-fashioned way, nostalgic of immigration days, and very affirmative of human decency, loyalty, bravery and folk humor Musical fans will love it 50 years since it's release even if it loses a lot of it flair from the original source material

  • Oct 16, 2021

    While lengthy, this adaptation is a soulful, faithful version of the stage production highlighting the Jewish struggle in the Pale of Settlement. With beautiful acting, scenery, and metaphors, Fiddler on the Roof continues to stand the test of time when it comes to themes of antisemitism, oppression, and struggle.

    While lengthy, this adaptation is a soulful, faithful version of the stage production highlighting the Jewish struggle in the Pale of Settlement. With beautiful acting, scenery, and metaphors, Fiddler on the Roof continues to stand the test of time when it comes to themes of antisemitism, oppression, and struggle.

  • Aug 05, 2021

    Terrible, boring, and unlikeable characters, this film makes "The Room" look good.

    Terrible, boring, and unlikeable characters, this film makes "The Room" look good.

  • Jun 08, 2021

    Repetitive drama with little plot. Watch "The Sound of Music" instead. 5/10.

    Repetitive drama with little plot. Watch "The Sound of Music" instead. 5/10.

  • Apr 06, 2021

    Tradition is a beautiful thing, tradition is a grand thing. As long, of course, as it does not come in the way of our personal goals and our freedom to pursue them. The story of Tevye is a story of struggle between those two powerful social forces, but seen from a most unusual perspective: not of the young ones challenging traditions that suffocate them, but of a pious man of tradition, father of three beautiful daughters (five, really, but only three are of importance). His choices, his thoughts and his emotions we see and sympathize with, to the goal to better understand such social problems as antisemitism or even communism. And with such heavy burden of socio-philosophical themes, "Fiddler on the roof" still manages to be very entertaining musical, and one constructed in such a way that it can be greatly enjoyed even by the audience that has no interest in things like class warfare or what have you. Really admirable, if you ask me.

    Tradition is a beautiful thing, tradition is a grand thing. As long, of course, as it does not come in the way of our personal goals and our freedom to pursue them. The story of Tevye is a story of struggle between those two powerful social forces, but seen from a most unusual perspective: not of the young ones challenging traditions that suffocate them, but of a pious man of tradition, father of three beautiful daughters (five, really, but only three are of importance). His choices, his thoughts and his emotions we see and sympathize with, to the goal to better understand such social problems as antisemitism or even communism. And with such heavy burden of socio-philosophical themes, "Fiddler on the roof" still manages to be very entertaining musical, and one constructed in such a way that it can be greatly enjoyed even by the audience that has no interest in things like class warfare or what have you. Really admirable, if you ask me.

  • Feb 07, 2021

    It's a wonderful movie.

    It's a wonderful movie.

  • Dec 27, 2020

    My ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIE! I have watched it at least five times.

    My ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIE! I have watched it at least five times.

  • Dec 11, 2020

    Fiddler in the Roof is a musical done in a realistic context that really works. It's filled with great acting, awesome songs and a really good score composed by none other than John Williams with some help, fun choreography that isn't too flashy but is staged well enough that it's fun to watch. It also scores points for having a simple yet well-told story and being incredibly funny, thanks to Topol's performance ranging from calm & sincere, serious but firm and gloriously hammy. Put all these great qualities together and you've got what is possibly one of the best stage-to-screen adaptations to date.

    Fiddler in the Roof is a musical done in a realistic context that really works. It's filled with great acting, awesome songs and a really good score composed by none other than John Williams with some help, fun choreography that isn't too flashy but is staged well enough that it's fun to watch. It also scores points for having a simple yet well-told story and being incredibly funny, thanks to Topol's performance ranging from calm & sincere, serious but firm and gloriously hammy. Put all these great qualities together and you've got what is possibly one of the best stage-to-screen adaptations to date.

  • Nov 11, 2020

    actually a masterpiece, although it is older now I wish people would experience this movie.

    actually a masterpiece, although it is older now I wish people would experience this movie.