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The Wiz

HD   G Closed Captioning

Sidney Lumet

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About the Movie

Ease on down the yellow-brick road with The Wiz, starring superstars Diana Ross and Michael Jackson! Relive all of the magic of this beloved musical when Dorothy is whisked away to the enchanting wonderland of Oz, where she encounters the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion. The Wiz features spectacular musical numbers from legendary producer Quincy Jones and an all-star cast including Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Nipsey Russell and Ted Ross.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 22
  • Fresh: 8
  • Rotten: 14
  • Average Rating: 4.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Sidney Lumet's spectacular, joyous production of The Wiz generates a mood of wonder and sentimental rapture recalling the arrival of the Mother Ship in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. – Gary Arnold, Washington Post, Dec 18, 2015

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Customer Reviews

I Heart This Movie

I Cant Find It Anywhere Excpet On iTunes...My Fav Part Is When Michael Jackson Is Singing With The Crows "You Can't Win!" Love It... Love It....Love it. If I Could I Would Give It 50 Million Stars

Favorite Movie!!!

This movie was released before I was born but the first time I saw it I fell in love with it. Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow was my favorite character. This is one movie I can watch all day. May Michael rest in peace and my condolences go out to all who loved him.

Ease on down!

This film is great and features the incredible Diana Ross's most stirring vocals ever recorded. "Be A Lion" is worth the price, alone, although "Home" is usually mentioned as her tour-de-force. Michael Jackson demonstrates a vocal and emotional range that's very impressive and makes one wish he'd eased down a different road than he wound up on. Ted Ross, Nipsey, Teresa Merritt...all excellent in this film, and greatly missed. Pick it up, and ease on down the road!

The Wiz
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Musicals
  • Released: 1978

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