All That Jazz 1979

Critics score:
85 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: Some of it makes you wince, but a lot of it is great fun. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Almost every scene is excruciating (and a few are appalling), yet the film stirs an obscene fascination with its rapid, speed-freak cutting and passionate psychological striptease. Read more

Frank Rich, TIME Magazine: Though Scheider is a wry, sensitive actor, he soon gets lost in the vulgar theatrics. Read more

Time Out: It's very pleased with itself. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: A self-important, egomaniacal, wonderfully choreographed, often compelling film which portrays the energetic life, and preoccupation with death, of a director-choreographer. Read more

Gary Arnold, Washington Post: By the time the film is over, the movie has degenerated with a jaundiced vengeance. Fosse's sour, grandstanding cynicism imposed an intolerable burden of self-pity on his talent, our compassion and the tradition of the backstage musical. Read more