“Stroman kicks the show off well, apparently aiming for MGM homage. It’s colourful, brash and cheerfully proud of its own artifice. There’s no question that Stroman knows how to choreograph a musical number. ‘I Wanna Be A Producer’ builds cleverly on the stage version and ‘Springtime for Hitler’ remains a joy.
Nathan Lane is brilliantly slimy as Bialystock. The newcomers are inspired additions. Will Ferrell is everything you’d hope he’d be as a crazed Nazi, but it’s Uma Thurman, slinking every curve she has as sexy secretary Ulla, who’s the real surprise. Hoofing impressively and exhibiting a sturdy set of pipes, she peps up the movie whenever she’s on screen.”