Critic Consensus: Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams give viewers plenty of razzle and dazzle in Fosse/Verdon -- a straightforward miniseries that is hampered by rote biographical tropes, but still shimmies with the requisite glitz, grit, and all that jazz audiences crave.
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[Sam] Rockwell delivers a strong performance as Fosse but it's [Michelle] Williams' incredible work as the soft-spoken Verdon that truly brings this drama alive.
Rockwell is fully invested in a role that challenges him well beyond the semi-caricature he played in Vice. Self-assured and brusque when calling the shots, he's otherwise an emotional adolescent, or sometimes an infant.
Scenes play out as if viewers are seeing them from inside the director's head, experiencing the swings between his hyperego and his crashing insecurity... These moments are ingenious, and they bring a vibrant theatricality to the series.
Fosse/Verdon is extremely watchable and totally fascinating. I enjoyed almost every minute...
In "Fosse/Verdon," [Williams and Rockwell] inhabit their roles completely and convincingly.
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