Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

critic Reviews

98% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score98%
  • Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles takes a delightfully engaging look at the history of a beloved musical and its deep cultural impact.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    While never preachy, the director Max Lewkowicz nonetheless makes the case that Fiddler remains a vital and urgent piece of art about refugees, intolerance and the perennial clash of modernity with, yep, sing it with me, tradition!
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    Leslie FelperinGuardian
    The clip of the Temptations singing a cover of If I Were a Rich Man is worth the price of admission alone.
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    G. Allen JohnsonSan Francisco Chronicle
    What makes it brilliant is that it demonstrates how universal this distinctly Jewish musical has become, how it has been embraced by many cultures and how it is still influential today.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It made me totally want to go see [Fiddler on the Roof] again... A really enlightening documentary.
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    Dennis HarveyVariety
    There's considerable pleasure to be had here, particularly in the interweaving of several decades' performance clips in various staging styles and languages.
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    Kenneth TuranLos Angeles Times
    [T]his engaging and enlightening documentary is stuffed with anecdotes, history and information. It makes excellent use of both new interviews and carefully selected archival footage to reveal the building blocks of all this accomplishment.
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    Roberto FriedmanBay Area Reporter
    Director Max Lewkowicz assembled an extraordinary collection of talking heads to discuss their lives with "Fiddler".
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    Dan WebsterSpokesman-Review (Washington)
    Most of all, Lewkowicz shows how even though "Fiddler" - both the original musical and the 1971 Norman Jewison-directed movie - is primarily a Jewish story, it still manages to speak to audiences across both generations and national boundaries.
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    Matt CipollaThe Spool
    [F]or every scholar who talks about the social implications of Fiddler and the resilience that birthed it, there's one that spells out baseline interpretations of the text.
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    M.V. MoorheadPhoenix Magazine
    I've adored Fiddler since childhood, so I watched this film with great pleasure. The only downside was that I wanted to hear the numbers all the way through. When it was over, I was ready for the show to start.
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