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Funny Girl Reviews

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Michael Dequina
September 17, 2005
Given how she grew into perhaps the most annoyingly egocentric entertainer in all the world, it's difficult to imagine that Barbra Streisand was once an ingenue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
August 12, 2008
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 Magazine
August 12, 2008
This extended Streisand Special has done absolutely nothing to correct the flaws in the Broadway original.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It is impossible to praise Miss Streisand too highly; hard to find much to praise about the rest of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 3, 2003
Hello, gorgeous!
| Original Score: 4/5
Kit Bowen
January 17, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
April 19, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
February 15, 2012
Dazzling musical romance is long but entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 12, 2001
The fun is there whenever Streisand is, and that could be reason enough for reacquainting yourself with Funny Girl.
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Variety Staff
August 12, 2008
Barbra Streisand in her Hollywood debut makes a marked impact.
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
July 31, 2004
Barbra Streisand gives one of the musical genre's most sublime performances--unfortunately in a stodgy, badly paced, overly produced movie that don't deserve her.
| Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 29, 2001
...the quintessential star vehicle for its leading lady, the 1968 movie that made Ms. Streisand famous.
| Original Score: 8/10
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
September 11, 2001
Whatever its flaws, Funny Girl is one star vehicle that works perfectly for its subject.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
January 28, 2008
[Streisand gives] a natural, unforced performance, easily one of the three or four best Best Actresses in Oscar history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 10, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 3, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
June 1, 2007
One of the all-time great film musicals with dazzling Streisand.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
It looks absolutely gorgeous -- a dye-transfer process has given more life to the already striking colors.
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