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Fosse/Verdon: Miniseries Reviews

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
August 2, 2019
The glossy drama makes perfect Friday-night viewing: sexy showbiz glamour... mixed in with a gritty and timely storyline.
April 11, 2019
Fosse/Verdon, as a period piece, is undeniably beautiful. Every detail is exquisitely correct...
April 10, 2019
It's heavy, but mainly it's heavy-handed.
April 10, 2019
The drama bar raised in Fosse/Verdon's first episode promises that this series will involve a fascinating exploration to find out.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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 10, 2019
The title is the revised directorial credit that most of Fosse's film and stage productions should have carried in the first place.
April 10, 2019
Williams brings an often-overlooked entertainer back to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 10, 2019
While Fosse/Verdon explores the couple's decades-long romantic and professional relationship, it also challenges the myth of the solo auteur.
April 9, 2019
[W]hat "Fosse/Verdon" is most interested in is the work, the "90% perspiration" that, added to a little inspiration, make what we like to call genius.
April 9, 2019
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.
April 9, 2019
This is not a love note to Broadway, or anything of the sort. It's a ravishing, compelling depiction of creativity, work, betrayal and personal failure and glory. It's about how performance ravishes the people who make it glorious.
April 9, 2019
It's because of both the magnetic strength and slightly distorting effect of Fosse/Verdon that its title characters loom so large.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 9, 2019
Stick with it, though, and this limited series provides not only a fascinating snapshot of its time but of the unique qualities of the central duo's relationship.
April 9, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 9, 2019
Williams, meanwhile, is so consistently good that the show really ought to be retitled "Verdon/Fosse."
April 9, 2019
Williams conveys Verdon's star quality without letting it obscure her steely survivor's core.
April 8, 2019
Fosse/Verdon is extremely watchable and totally fascinating. I enjoyed almost every minute...
April 8, 2019
In "Fosse/Verdon," [Williams and Rockwell] inhabit their roles completely and convincingly.
April 8, 2019
Fosse/Verdon is an eyeful of syncopated rhythm, a singular sensation, all pluck and tap dancing and juxtaposed mood and memory.
Top Critic
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 8, 2019
So far what strikes me about "Fosse/Verdon" is its unapologetic focus on two showbiz troupers, weaned on burlesque and exploitation as old-before-their-time teenagers, feeding off one another in rehearsal.
April 8, 2019
The result is a series that's patchy and unsure of itself, but also periodically salvaged by its artful swagger and kinetic energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 8, 2019
Within a few hours, the show becomes exactly the kind of familiar, difficult-man tale we've seen so often before, albeit one elevated by spectacular performances from the two leads, and by certain bold stylistic choices.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 8, 2019
Any quibbles one might have with this season fly away when the dancing begins.
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 5, 2019
There's nothing Michelle Williams can do, no lines written for her to say, that can dim the luster of her performance in this series, which owes everything to her and to Sam Rockwell, and to the exhilarating, if all too brief, musical numbers.
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.
March 14, 2019
This is a show about the making of entertainment, and the producers do a brilliant job highlighting the individual struggles the process entails, as well as how the people who devote their lives to it are affected.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 14, 2019
The love story of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon should open up as something bigger than just another well-cast prestige TV antihero saga. So far, it hasn't... Fosse/Verdon left me with a mixture of elation and disappointment.
March 13, 2019
As a reclamation project publicizing the influence of Verdon on well-loved pieces of theater and film, "Fosse/Verdon" is worthy