All That Jazz

All That Jazz

Time Out says

Apparently Bob Fosse thought it 'foolish' to call All That Jazz self-indulgent. But he did direct, choreograph and co-write this musical comedy; it's about his life; it's very pleased with itself. As translated onto screen, his story is wretched: the jokes are relentlessly crass and objectionable; the song'n'dance routines have been created in the cutting-room and have lost any sense of fun; Fellini-esque moments add little but pretension; and scenes of a real open-heart operation, alternating with footage of a symbolic Angel of Death in veil and white gloves, fail even in terms of the surreal.


Release details

123 mins

Cast and crew

Bob Fosse
Robert Alan Aurthur, Bob Fosse
Roy Scheider
Jessica Lange
Ann Reinking
Leland Palmer
Cliff Gorman
Ben Vereen
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