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The Wiz Reviews

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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.
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.
May 23, 2011
It lost its magic.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
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
August 14, 2005
Among many faults, Diana Ross is miscast
Read More | Original Score: c
January 24, 2004
A celebration of personhood with plenty of rousing rock-and-soul-and gospel music.
July 15, 2003
Flat-footed screen version of a jubilant show; a miscast mess, sad to say
| Original Score: 1/5
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
November 20, 2002
Nearly as lame as its reputation suggests.
| Original Score: 2/5
August 30, 2002
A total misfire; Ross was too old for Dorothy. Badly dated, doesn't hold up at all.
| Original Score: 1/5
June 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
May 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 1, 2004
| Original Score: 1.5/5
July 2, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 21, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
May 10, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
March 11, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 9, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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