Hello, Dolly! Reviews

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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.
April 2, 2019
...fares best with the ensemble dance numbers that elegantly combine group movement and individual footwork.
March 26, 2019
It's an exercise in star turns, surrounded by elephantine blandness.
March 26, 2019
Hello, Dolly! is only the fourth best screen musical of 1969, and I find that a relaxing thought.
March 26, 2019
Gene Kelly directed, a long way from Terpsichore apparently, though not, alas, from the Thanksgiving turkey.
March 26, 2019
The design, use of colour and, particularly, the marvellous score are quite breathtaking.
March 26, 2019
[Barbra Streisand] was really too young for the role... But she was certainly in fine voice, making more of the songs by Jerry Herman than did Herman himself.
March 18, 2019
This is a flawed movie, there's no question of that, but at the same time there are some enjoyable moments.
August 27, 2014
For all its failures in other areas - a bloated, heavy farce, or a character comedy full of generally tedious cartoons - its abysmal shortcomings as a musical are the saddest.
December 24, 2010
A magical, old-fashioned musical.
December 15, 2009
It is a work of great entertainment, a product of an era when people looked up at a screen and saw movies instead of cinema.
March 26, 2009
Streisand is a unique performer, with that inborn vitality which marks great personalities.
March 24, 2009
Inexplicably nominated for Oscars, Gene Kelly's last musical is a big, bloated, stagy film--despite the presence, charm and voice of Barbra Streisand.
October 18, 2008
The movie creaks along to its happy ending, ultimately suffocating under way too many layers of brocade, velvet, and ostrich feathers.
February 19, 2007
It doesn't escape the overproduction trap, not by a long shot.
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.
October 7, 2005
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.
January 7, 2005
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