100

Austin Chronicle

Minnelli and Grey sparkle, and the Fosse flash is everywhere in evidence.
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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.
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90

Variety

It is literate, bawdy, sophisticated, sensual, cynical, heart-warming, and disturbingly thought-provoking.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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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.
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80

Empire

By Kim Newman
It stands as a hugely enjoyable, occasionally chilling, musical.
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70

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
It's entertaining and stylish, though maybe not quite as serious as it wants to be.
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30

Time

By the time Scenarist Allen and Director Fosse have wrung them out, what's left - with one exception - is mostly slack and sour.
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80 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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