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About the Movie

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to Cabaret. The winner of eight Academy Awards, it boasts a score by the legendary songwriting partnership behind another film that would energize the movie musical genre with equal razzle-dazzle 30 years later: Chicago's John Kander and Fred Ebb. Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) and an impish emcee (Joel Grey) sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force. Cabaret caught lightning (and won Oscars) for Minnelli, Grey and director Bob Fosse, who shaped a triumph of style and substance. Come to this Cabaret, old chum. You'll never want to leave.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 37
  • Fresh: 35
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 8.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 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. – Roger Greenspun, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: 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. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: ...the context of Germany on the eve of the Nazi ascent to power makes the entire musical into an unforgettable cry of despair. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Whatever this 1972 feature is, it's entertaining and stylish, though maybe not quite as serious as it wants to be. – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Great performances, Great Music!

This film earned Liza Minnelli the Academy Award for Best Actress of 1972 (Although, Diana Ross was a close second for "Lady Sings The Blues"). If you enjoyed "Chicago" than you will enjoy "Cabaret" because that's where "Chicago" gets it's film style and influences. Director Bob Fosse, and Joel Grey also won Oscars for this stylish musical, which you will enjoy every minute of. Worth the rental and purchase!


I have been waiting and waiting and waiting to own this. The true definition of Absolutely Fabulous. Let Liza, Joel & Michael show you how it's done!


This has GREAT music, and that's the only reason why I got it. (besides Joe Grey's AMAZING acting) is because they don't sell the original soundtrack from this movie.. After you watch the whole movie once, you don't watch it again.

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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Musicals
  • Released: 1972

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