Atom User Reviews for Fiddler on the Roof (1971) presented by TCM
Bring it back again!
Stands the test of time.
The big screen is the way to see this movie. If you are a human being, You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and feel like you are a friend to everyone in the movie.
Fiddler on the Roof is not a perfect motion picture - it is too long and there are times when it's obvious that the musical numbers have been pre-recorded then lip-synched - but it represents an enjoyable three hours.
Would it be heresy on my part to suggest that Fiddler isn't much as a musical, and that director Norman Jewison has made as good a film as can be made from a story that is quite simply boring?