Hello, Dolly!
Hello, Dolly! (1969)

Twenty-seven-year-old Barbra Streisand seemed an inappropriate choice for middle-aged, match-making widow Dolly Levi, but her energy carries her right through the role and dominates the lackluster movie around her. The plot, drawn from… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: December 16, 1969
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2003
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

For all its failures in other areas - a bloated, heavy farce, or a character comedy full of generally tedious cartoons - its abysmal shortcomings as a musical are the saddest.

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Emanuel Levy

Inexplicably nominated for Oscars, Gene Kelly's last musical is a big, bloated, stagy film--despite the presence, charm and voice of Barbra Streisand.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

More infamous for bringing Fox financially to its knees than for being the last major musical directed by Gene Kelly, Dolly! is one big-assed bull in a china shop.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A magical, old-fashioned musical.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

It doesn't escape the overproduction trap, not by a long shot.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Hello, Dolly! is one of those films from the late sixties that helped nail down the coffin lid on musicals.

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Phil Hall

It is a work of great entertainment, a product of an era when people looked up at a screen and saw movies instead of cinema.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Splashy Kelly production with a too-young Streisand...but she's stunning.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Kelly managed to turn out a film that combined the worst elements of canned theater with the sillier excesses of the musical film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Wonderful musical, and Barbra is the perfect fit. Matthau is just as brilliant and silly as ever.
Randy Tippy
My mom had a habit of dropping us kids off at the theater on Saturday afternoons so she could get in a little "me-time" while the three of us watched… More
Jeremy Smith
I don't think I have ever seen a film with more, glitter, sparkles, twinkles, frills and gilded over-the-top spectacle as in Hello Dolly. Simply the most… More
Morgan Salem
I had NOO Idea that Barbra Streisand could sing like that! wow...She was great in the role of Dolly just the way she is all of the time! Micheal Crawford was… More
jay nixon
Barbra is decades too young, it would be perfect for her now, but its still fun in its gaudy overstuffed way.
John Ballantine
Poor Walter Matthau was old even when he was young. This is the opportunity for him to go through the motions and for Barbra Streisand to sing and dance around.… More

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