The Wiz - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Wiz Reviews

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Top Critic
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
April 11, 2016
If you can take it just as an occasion for the exercise of some real talents, a good time can be had much of the time.
Top Critic
Gary Arnold
Washington Post
December 18, 2015
Sidney Lumet's spectacular, joyous production of The Wiz generates a mood of wonder and sentimental rapture recalling the arrival of the Mother Ship in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 23, 2011
It lost its magic.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Emanuel Levy
May 8, 2011
Sidney Lumet's all-black musical, starring Diana Ross, is a failed effort to transfer the setting of the Judy Graland musical to contempo Manhattan.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
October 25, 2008
Well, it's nice to see the child-voiced Michael Jackson with a bulbous brown nose in this black American retake of The Wizard Of Oz
Emanuel Levy
August 14, 2005
Among many faults, Diana Ross is miscast
Read More | Original Score: c
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 24, 2004
A celebration of personhood with plenty of rousing rock-and-soul-and gospel music.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 15, 2003
Flat-footed screen version of a jubilant show; a miscast mess, sad to say
| Original Score: 1/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
April 1, 2003
This one's so bad it's good, but not so good that I'd say that it isn't bad.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 20, 2002
Nearly as lame as its reputation suggests.
| Original Score: 2/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 30, 2002
A total misfire; Ross was too old for Dorothy. Badly dated, doesn't hold up at all.
| Original Score: 1/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
August 1, 2004
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 2, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
May 21, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 10, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 11, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
July 9, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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