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Fosse/Verdon: Miniseries Reviews

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April 11, 2019
The show makes the argument that Fosse did not achieve all of his efforts on his own - but even as it emphasizes the importance of their partnership, it still doesn't offer the two characters equal focus.
April 9, 2019
While it's appropriate for the series to give Gwen Verdon equal billing in the show's title, like so many stories from yesteryear, this is really a series about Bob Fosse.
July 31, 2019
When looking back on a lifetime so reliant on the only two people in the world who really understood how the other one worked - who are we to even try and make it look as good as it felt?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 5, 2019
Under the grease, paint, and spectacular moves, this effort... just jumps around way too much.
April 1, 2019
Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams are bringing their A-game in every episode and every scene. Everything else pertaining to Fosse/Verdon is so run-of-the-mill that it feels like it's playing a game of biographical bingo.
August 2, 2019
Because we don't see the evolution of their relationship, but only fragments of different stages of it, it is hard to see what kept drawing Verdon back to Fosse, or how much better their work was together than separately.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 10, 2019
Its jump cuts and fantasy interludes... It keeps the miniseries from sinking too deep into biopic predictability, but it can't disguise a disappointing turn from the typically reliable Rockwell.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 8, 2019
This series tap-dances as fast as it can, often stunningly. But look past its sleek moves and what you're mostly left with, in a #MeToo era, is another #HimAgain? story.
April 4, 2019
"Fosse/Verdon" doesn't have a lot to say beyond, "artists, aren't they complicated and mercurial?" -- a theme viewers have seen many times before.
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April 8, 2019
"Fosse/Verdon" is a claustrophobic series as opposed to an epic one. What's mostly missing is the thrill of opening night, the chorus line, the music, the whole glorious space of the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 9, 2019
Fosse/Verdon has too much Bob Fosse, not enough Gwen Verdon, and a whole lot of story beats we've seen in the recent past.
June 21, 2019
[Michelle Williams] can be a subtle actress but in Fosse/Verdon she is the opposite of that.
April 8, 2019
It has too much sheer star power to be bad, but too much predictability to be authentically good.
April 10, 2019
It's heavy, but mainly it's heavy-handed.
August 28, 2019
The series shows in an attractive way the life of these two artists... [and it's] based on an intelligent script. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 10, 2019
An interesting biopic that doesn't work well when one of its central figures is absent from the screen. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 2, 2019
The glossy drama makes perfect Friday-night viewing: sexy showbiz glamour... mixed in with a gritty and timely storyline.
April 5, 2019
Witty, smart, handsomely shot and stuffed with juicy cameos, Fosse/Verdon is ambrosia to show folk, from the lucky bastards who saw Chicago or Pippin in their first incarnations, to the kids weaned on Glee, Wicked and Pitch Perfect.
April 9, 2019
By shifting to their shared home life and marriage arrangements, the limited series creates a compelling behind-the-applause drama, anchored by a career best performance from Michelle Williams.
April 11, 2019
A treat for those familiar with the work of these two artists, but it may also prove to be revelation for those uninitiated. It introduces us to two people who define the fevered environment of working in a creative field.
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