Atom User Reviews for Fiddler on the Roof (1971) presented by TCM
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.
Bring it back again!
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?