Cabaret 1972

Critics score:
97 / 100

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Roger Greenspun, New York Times: Everybody in Cabaret is very fine, and meticulously chosen for type, down to the last weary transvestite and to the least of the bland, blond open-faced Nazis in the background. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: Whatever this 1972 feature is, it's entertaining and stylish, though maybe not quite as serious as it wants to be. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: ...the context of Germany on the eve of the Nazi ascent to power makes the entire musical into an unforgettable cry of despair. Read more

Jay Cocks, TIME Magazine: Bob Fosse's direction is as chaotic as it was in his previous Sweet Charity, a desperate scramble after a style. Read more

Time Out: Superbly choreographed by Fosse, the cabaret numbers evoke the Berlin of 1931 - city of gaiety and perversion, of champagne and Nazi propaganda - so vividly that only an idiot could fail to perceive that something is rotten in the state of Weimar. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: The screenplay, which never seems to talk down to an audience while at the same time making its candid points with tasteful emphasis, returns the story to a variety of settings. Read more