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Sweet Charity

1969
Comedy
Drama
2h 29m
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Avg Percentile 52.32% from 155 total ratings

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Rated 03 Jan 2007
82
70th
Maratona Bob Fosse filme #6. Quando vi Fosse/Verdon fiquei me indagando por que esse filme tinha sido um fracasso de bilheteria quando eu gostava tanto dele, agora na revisão talvez eu tenha entendido um dos motivos: 150 minutos, musicais não podem ter mais do que duas horas porque começam a cansar, claro, esse filme ainda assim é uma delícia, mas exige demais dos espectadores. Sem falar que esse filme é muito datadamente anos 60, não 69, mas lá por 64, cinco anos antes do que realmente
Rated 11 Jan 2013
15
2nd
Shirley MacLaine's performance in this is like nails on a chalkboard..
Rated 30 Jan 2016
80
81st
watched: 2016, 2023
Rated 26 Mar 2015
5
18th
Vibrant and engaging set pieces and dance routines, such as Big Spender and the Night Cub. Shirley MacLaine is too goofy for my taste and I wasn't keen on the linking still photographs.
Rated 18 Aug 2011
5
22nd
Only the dance numbers and visual production values are interesting.
Rated 19 Jun 2010
80
66th
There are some missteps. The over-reliance on goofy freeze-frames and stills gets old fast, and there's some superfluous bits. The "Rhythm of Life" routine is a wholly unnecessary diversion, and quite stupid as well. Some of the gags aren't very funny, and I'd say Maclaine, for all her charm and vitality, doesn't sing very well. But the choreography is absolutely magnificent, and the movie bursts with splendid color and set design. Even as an adaptation of Cabiria, it's not half bad.
Rated 31 Aug 2019
85
59th
Viewed August 30, 2019. An essential piece of late 60s excess.
Rated 06 Jun 2021
56
32nd
Before Sweet Charity was over, I felt I got the idea. I got the idea of the movie, I got the idea of Bob Fosse. Cool. Then it ends on a sick compromise. It goes against the grain of a traditional happy ending, but tries to inauthenticaly spin it as a happy ending. Let it be. The ending, storywise, works. The movie itself oversells the point, as if I might not walk away and see all these events EXACTLY how Fosse wants me to.
Rated 14 Jun 2022
74
56th
Sweet Charity is far less sad than Fellini's film from a decade earlier. It is this lack of bite that Fosse certainly finds later that makes this little less successful. Then again, you could just put Rich Man's Frug on repeat and I'd be happy.
Rated 18 Mar 2023
75
88th
This rendition of Fellini's Cabiria was not half bad. Shirley MacLaine captures the sweet, innocent and tragic naivete of Cabiria's character well, her hopeful and ultimately doomed clutching to joy and her desire to never let go despite all the troubles and rough hands that life gives her. Where this film shines most in is the choreography, visuals and style of the dance sequences. Mesmerising, thrilling, imaginative, bordering on grotesque - an absolute joy to watch.
Rated 04 May 2024
60
35th
Bob Fosse's choreography is always impressive, even when it's not dance numbers (the man's entrance to the dance hall, the restaurant confession scene). I've never thought much of MacLaine but she impressed me here (even though it was hard to tell if she was singing all her lines, since much of the film sounded dubbed). Had it dispensed with the silly Polaroid moments and been a good twenty minutes shorter, I might have rated this above average.
Rated 02 Jun 2024
77
45th
Overcomes its questionable sense of story and script with the most swingin' '60s dance numbers imaginable.

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