Fosse/Verdon: Miniseries (2019)


Miniseries
Fosse/Verdon

Critics Consensus

Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams give viewers plenty of razzle and dazzle in Fosse/Verdon -- a straightforward miniseries that is hampered by rote biographical tropes, but still shimmies with the requisite glitz, grit, and all that jazz audiences crave.

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Critic Ratings: 88

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Episodes

1
Air date: Apr 9, 2019
2
Air date: Apr 16, 2019
3
Air date: Apr 23, 2019
4
Air date: Apr 30, 2019
5
Air date: May 7, 2019
6
Air date: May 14, 2019
7
Air date: May 21, 2019
8
Air date: May 28, 2019

Tv Season Info

Cast

Sam Rockwell
as Bob Fosse
Michelle Williams
as Gwen Verdon
Norbert Leo Butz
as Paddy Chayefsky
Aya Cash
as Joan Simon
Nathan Corddry
as Neil Simon
Evan Handler
as Hal Prince

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Critic Reviews for Fosse/Verdon Miniseries

All Critics (88) | Top Critics (36)

[Sam] Rockwell delivers a strong performance as Fosse but it's [Michelle] Williams' incredible work as the soft-spoken Verdon that truly brings this drama alive.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Rockwell is fully invested in a role that challenges him well beyond the semi-caricature he played in Vice. Self-assured and brusque when calling the shots, he's otherwise an emotional adolescent, or sometimes an infant.

Apr 9, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Scenes play out as if viewers are seeing them from inside the director's head, experiencing the swings between his hyperego and his crashing insecurity... These moments are ingenious, and they bring a vibrant theatricality to the series.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Fosse/Verdon is extremely watchable and totally fascinating. I enjoyed almost every minute...

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In "Fosse/Verdon," [Williams and Rockwell] inhabit their roles completely and convincingly.

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…
NPR
Top Critic

"Fosse/Verdon" is a claustrophobic series as opposed to an epic one. What's mostly missing is the thrill of opening night, the chorus line, the music, the whole glorious space of the theater.

Apr 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In an incandescent performance, Michelle Williams captures Verdon's intuitive intelligence and irresistible exuberance... while Sam Rockwell depicts the workaholic essence of Fosse's weariness.

Nov 26, 2019 | Full Review…

The show does a brilliant job of showing the changing dynamics between this married couple through some really tense scenes and dialogues, played masterfully by [Michelle] Williams and [Sam] Rockwell.

Nov 26, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While the series has had its ups and downs, it's tried to present the story of two great auteurs in an artistic, unique way, rather than playing everything as a simple, linear biopic.

Nov 26, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It is enormously disappointing when even an approximation of the spirit of Fosse and Verdon's work, as opposed to its replication, cannot be mustered, in favor of trashy prestige.

Nov 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite stellar performances from its two lead actors, it never really breaks out of that established biopic framework enough to tell a fresh and compelling story.

Nov 26, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Fosse/Verdon makes decent use of its period setting, but the desire to make the series feel as theatrical as a Fosse play leads to a mishmash in tone.

Nov 26, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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