Cabaret Synopsis
Singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) lives on the fringe in decadent 1931 Berlin.
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100

Austin Chronicle

Minnelli and Grey sparkle, and the Fosse flash is everywhere in evidence.
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100

TV Guide

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Chilling Fosse vision of Weimar Berlin, stylishly directed and choreographed, featuring a show-stopping musical performance by Minnelli,...
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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....
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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

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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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Cabaret

By shelldon1
Liza was incredible. Her connection with Joel Gray was magical. Bob Fossee's coreography was beyond anything for its time and now. His direction was great. The most surprising thing for me was...

Cabaret-Wilkomen!

By mariaadlopez
I grew up watching Cabaret on the small screen-it was great to see it the way all good movie musicals should be-on the big screen....

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Cabaret

By jwelch5742
It was excellent. This had wonderful Performances for Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, It got great cinematography, Film Editing, Art Direction, Sound Mixing, great directing for Bob Fosse and wonderful...

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Influential '70s musical features sex and mature themes.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF