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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 100
    TV Guide

    Chilling Fosse vision of Weimar Berlin, stylishly directed and choreographed, featuring a show-stopping musical performance by Minnelli, Grey's unforgettable emcee and thoughtful acting from Michael York. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is no ordinary musical. Part of its success comes because it doesn't fall for the old cliché that musicals have to make you happy. Instead of cheapening the movie version by lightening its load of despair, director Bob Fosse has gone right to the bleak heart of the material and stayed there well enough to win an Academy Award for Best Director. show more

  • 80
    Kim Newman Empire

    It stands as a hugely enjoyable, occasionally chilling, musical. show more

  • 100
    Austin Chronicle

    Minnelli and Grey sparkle, and the Fosse flash is everywhere in evidence. show more

  • 90

    It is literate, bawdy, sophisticated, sensual, cynical, heart-warming, and disturbingly thought-provoking. show more

  • 80
    The New York Times

    Cabaret is one of those immensely gratifying imperfect works in which from beginning to end you can literally feel a movie coming to life. show more

  • 70
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    It's entertaining and stylish, though maybe not quite as serious as it wants to be. show more

  • 30

    By the time Scenarist Allen and Director Fosse have wrung them out, what's left - with one exception - is mostly slack and sour. show more

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