Fiddler on the Roof

1971

Action / Drama / Family / Musical / Romance

12
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 81%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 92%
IMDb Rating 8 10 33570

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Topol as Tevye
Norma Crane as Golde
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Claudio Carvalho 10 / 10

Jewish Tradition and the New World

In the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Jews and Orthodox Christians live in the little village of Anatevka in the pre-revolutionary Russia of the Czars. Among the traditions of the Jewish community, the matchmaker arranges the match and the father approves it.

The milkman Reb Tevye (Topol)is a poor man that has been married for twenty-five years with Golde (Norma Crane) and they have five daughters. When the local matchmaker Yente (Molly Picon) arranges the match between his older daughter Tzeitel (Rosalind Harris) and the old widow butcher Lazar Wolf (Paul Mann), Tevye agrees with the wedding. However Tzeitel is in love with the poor tailor Motel Kazoil (Leonard Frey) and they ask permission to Tevye to get married that accepts to please his daughter.

Then his second daughter Hodel (Michele Marsh) and the revolutionary student Perchik (Michael Glaser) decide to marry each other and Tevye is forced to accept. When Perchik is arrested by the Czar troops and sent to Siberia, Hodel decides to leave her family and homeland and travel to Siberia to be with her beloved Perchik.

When his third daughter Chaveleh (Neva Small) decides to get married with the Christian Fyedka (Raymond Lovelock), Tevye does not accept and considers that Chava has died. Meanwhile the Czar troops evict the Jewish community from Anatevka.

"Fiedler on the Roof" is a wonderful musical for the whole family about Jewish tradition and the new world. The performances are top-notch and this film has been nominated and won several awards, including Best Cinematography, Best Music Scoring Adaptation and Original Song Score and Best Sound. The songs are magnificent and my favorite is "Sunrise Sunset" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLLEBAQLZ3Q).

The sequence when Tevye asks Golde whether she loves him or not is delightful. Despite the 181 minutes running time with Intermission, the viewer does not fell the time passing by in this marvelous film. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Um Violinista no Telhado" ("A Fiedler on the Roof")

Reviewed by Richie-67-485852 10 / 10

Fiddle This

What can I say? I Jewish and I liked it. Singing, dancing, talking, arguing, and of course tradition all visit with us and lift us up and capture us in the moment. We become part of the film with ease thus we hang on every word of Tevye played by Topol who the movie centers around. One of the songs "if I were a rich man" should touch everyone who is or is not rich because we all think the same. The Russian dance scene will pump up your blood and then will have you out of your chair and the prayer before the Sabbath is something to be remembered. Who wouldn't want to bless their family before eating? Ah yes the fiddler. Trying to make a go of it all wherever he is and in whatever he is doing never giving up but instead keeping that song in his heart. Got 3.5 hours on your hands? You do? then.....

Reviewed by TownRootGuy 10 / 10

Maybe not the King of Musicals but it definitely has a seat at court.

I was 10 or 11 when I first saw this in the summer of 1980(ish), it was my first musical. I watched it a couple times a day for a month or more. A few years later I watched it on laser disc, over and over. Then came VHS and then DVD and now Blu-ray. It's just a guess but I would say I've seen this 200+ times. Fiddler is another movie I'd give an 11 if I could.

This has some nice eye candy, a great cast, phenomenal tunes, a superb story AND you will laugh your ass off. Right? Of course, right.

This is a must see for all those who love musicals. This is not my favorite movie nor even my favorite musical but it's pretty close. I can still watch this every year.

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