Funny Girl
Funny Girl (1968)

"Hello, gorgeous!" was Barbra Streisand's first comment to the Oscar statuette which she won for her performance in this biopic of entertainer Fanny Brice. This is also her first line in the film itself, the catalyst for a… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: November 21, 2001
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Critic Score
92%
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85%



Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Barbara Streisand elevates this otherwise rote melodramatic musical with her ultra-memorable star turn as Fanny Brice.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Streisand is stunning, but the film is a trial, particularly when the music disappears somewhere around the 90-minute mark and all that's left is leaden melodrama.

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Time Out

Well worth watching, even if most later Streisand movies aren't.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Dazzling musical romance is long but entertaining.

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TIME Magazine

This extended Streisand Special has done absolutely nothing to correct the flaws in the Broadway original.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It is impossible to praise Miss Streisand too highly; hard to find much to praise about the rest of the film.

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Richard Luck
Film4

A fine movie musical and a nice reminder of the time when Streisand was a talent rather than a 'phenomenon'.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Barbra Streisand in her Hollywood debut makes a marked impact.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The fun is there whenever Streisand is, and that could be reason enough for reacquainting yourself with Funny Girl.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Few film debuts in the 1960s were more auspicious than that of Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
William Wyler was asked by a friend whether Barbra Streisand had been hard to work with. He replied, "No, not too hard, considering it was the first movie… More
Cassie Hill
This movie is the vision of what a Ziegfeld dancer should be, Barbra Streisand does a WONDERFUL JOB!!! :)
Daniel Perry
I was surprised at how relevant this story still is - take a look in the news lately and see how many columnists are talking about our changing work world, the… More
Spencer S.
This is a "yes I can!" biopic, with Streisand's zeal and down to earth appeal, magic vocal cords, and deliberate humor. Omar Sharif is… More
Jennifer Xu
Whyyyyy is this movie so long? There's nothing I dislike more than an overstuffed musical. Babs is cute, sometimes.
Mark Hobin
Bright musical biography of Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice. Barbra Streisand, reprising her Broadway role is nothing less than astonishing in her film… More

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