Cabaret

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8

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Critic Reviews

  1. Minnelli and Grey sparkle, and the Fosse flash is everywhere in evidence.
  2. 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.
  3. 90
    It is literate, bawdy, sophisticated, sensual, cynical, heart-warming, and disturbingly thought-provoking.
  4. 88
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    80
    It stands as a hugely enjoyable, occasionally chilling, musical.
  6. Cabaret is one of those immensely gratifying imperfect works in which from beginning to end you can literally feel a movie coming to life.
  7. It's entertaining and stylish, though maybe not quite as serious as it wants to be.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 25, 2011
    8
    "Maybe This Time" was certainly a highlight, and Liza was pretty great, but having never seen this before I can't say that I was blown away."Maybe This Time" was certainly a highlight, and Liza was pretty great, but having never seen this before I can't say that I was blown away. Some of the plot points were surprisingly ahead of its time, and it's production values were impressive, but it just didn't emotionally resonate with me. Full Review »
  2. Mar 2, 2011
    10
    Outstanding. No one can sing like Liza. Mein Heir is belted out and is my favorite song. Very funny, off color, sad and thought provokingOutstanding. No one can sing like Liza. Mein Heir is belted out and is my favorite song. Very funny, off color, sad and thought provoking knowing what is to come to unique everyday people in their unique everyday lives. Full Review »
  3. Sep 23, 2012
    10
    An amazing film like no other, "Cabaret" blows it all from story depht, performances and acting to amazing cinematography and art direction.An amazing film like no other, "Cabaret" blows it all from story depht, performances and acting to amazing cinematography and art direction. Amazing, amazing, amazing. Full Review »