Hello, Dolly! Reviews

April 2, 2019
It relies almost exclusively on the celebrated eyes, ears, nose and throat of Streisand. Her musicianship remains irreproachable. But her mannerisms are so arch and calculated that one half expects to find a key implanted in her back.
April 2, 2019
Emphasis has been placed on extravaganza, when it should really have been placed on getting good performances out of a talented cast.
March 26, 2019
Gene Kelly directed, a long way from Terpsichore apparently, though not, alas, from the Thanksgiving turkey.
December 24, 2010
A magical, old-fashioned musical.
March 26, 2009
Streisand is a unique performer, with that inborn vitality which marks great personalities.
June 24, 2006
The Jerry Herman score is unmemorable, Michael Kidd's choreography is foreshortened to accommodate yards of additional dialogue by Ernest Lehman, and the rest is Streisand capably doing her thing in a series of plushily colossal sets.
May 9, 2005
[Director Gene Kelly and produce Ernest Lehmann] have been reverential to the point of idiocy, since, by preserving something basically thin and often witless on a large movie screen, they have merely inflated the faults to elephantine proportions.
August 27, 2003
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.