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The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.