Despite his obvious brilliance, his bosses are unable to control his film, instead letting him roam free, directing the dance as he pleases. While his superiors are more concerned with gaining popularity, he prefers to concentrate on the deeper, artistic sides of his performances.
The film's greatest flaw comes in the way it tells the story. In comparison to Grease, also in the Empire 500, All That Jazz is sometimes very confusing as one scene flutters to the next. Flashbacks are commonplace and it can leave the feel of disorientation and it is only in the last five minutes that the story starts to feel more connected.
Despite this, All That Jazz is a musical that, if only for the music, needs to be seen.