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.
This extended Streisand Special has done absolutely nothing to correct the flaws in the Broadway original.
Barbra Streisand in her Hollywood debut makes a marked impact.
Well worth watching, even if most later Streisand movies aren't.
It is impossible to praise Miss Streisand too highly; hard to find much to praise about the rest of the film.
| Original Score: 4/4
The fun is there whenever Streisand is, and that could be reason enough for reacquainting yourself with Funny Girl.
Remains Barbra Streisand's greatest moment on the big screen.
Whatever its flaws, Funny Girl is one star vehicle that works perfectly for its subject.
Barbra Streisand was the perfect choice to play the Florenz Ziegfeld-era comedienne Fanny Brice.
A superb example of Hollywood craftsmanship in which all elements have been blended to perfection with inspired artistry.