Funny Girl Reviews

January 9, 2018
When she is singing--in a marvelous scene on roller skates--when she throws a line away, or shrugs, or looks funny or sad, she has a power, gentleness and intensity that rather knocks all the props and sets and camera angles on their ear.
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.
Top Critic
August 12, 2008
This extended Streisand Special has done absolutely nothing to correct the flaws in the Broadway original.
August 12, 2008
Barbra Streisand in her Hollywood debut makes a marked impact.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Well worth watching, even if most later Streisand movies aren't.
October 23, 2004
It is impossible to praise Miss Streisand too highly; hard to find much to praise about the rest of the film.
February 17, 2002
In any other hands this might seem like paper-thin stuff, but Streisand's a consummate professional with the Midas touch.
February 16, 2002
Songs like "Don't Rain on My Parade" live triumphantly on.
October 12, 2001
The fun is there whenever Streisand is, and that could be reason enough for reacquainting yourself with Funny Girl.
October 11, 2001
Remains Barbra Streisand's greatest moment on the big screen.
September 11, 2001
Whatever its flaws, Funny Girl is one star vehicle that works perfectly for its subject.
August 31, 2001
Barbra Streisand was the perfect choice to play the Florenz Ziegfeld-era comedienne Fanny Brice.
August 31, 2001
A superb example of Hollywood craftsmanship in which all elements have been blended to perfection with inspired artistry.