1969, Comedy/Musical, 2h 26m30 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings
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Though Streisand charms, she's miscast as the titular middle-aged widow in Gene Kelly's sluggish and over-produced final directorial effort. Read critic reviews
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Louis, Orchestra Leader
Gussie Granger, Ernestina Simple
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Critic Reviews for Hello, Dolly!
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 | Full Review…
Emphasis has been placed on extravaganza, when it should really have been placed on getting good performances out of a talented cast.April 2, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Gene Kelly directed, a long way from Terpsichore apparently, though not, alas, from the Thanksgiving turkey.March 26, 2019 | Full Review…
A magical, old-fashioned musical.December 24, 2010 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
Streisand is a unique performer, with that inborn vitality which marks great personalities.March 26, 2009 | Full Review…
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.June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Audience Reviews for Hello, Dolly!
May 11, 2014Its almost universally hated for some reason . . . as if making a big, goofy, fun musical was a crime/too old fashioned in 1969 (seriously, had it been released one year earlier I doubt it would have this reputation). Streisand's just so charming in this.Alec B Super Reviewer
Oct 10, 2013Poor 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. It isn't entirely bad but it isn't a classic.John B Super Reviewer
Aug 04, 2010Wonderful musical, and Barbra is the perfect fit. Matthau is just as brilliant and silly as ever.Spencer S Super Reviewer
Jun 16, 2009I 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 very good as well. He AND his chicken legs! haha. I've been listening to him as the Phantom ever sense I was 5 and now SEEING him and how he ACTS just makes me laugh and realize he must have great range! I love how he kinda stops and sucks in his lower lip, its just soo cute! '' Apart from Gene Kelly being a great actor he is also a very good director. Watching all these dance numbers i just think "ahhh i would be dying on the floor after the first 3 minutes" Exelent dance numbers.Morgan S Super Reviewer
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