Hello, Dolly! Reviews

  • Aug 14, 2019

    20th-Century-Fox's notorious box-office disappointment looks better nowadays when one can appreciate the extravagance that was lavished on its production; Streisand is delightful as the lead character in this musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder's THE MATCHMAKER and Walter Matthau is a nice foil for her mile-a-minute line delivery. Gene Kelly's rather lackluster direction certainly gives an audience its money's-worth especially in the title tune; other highlights include "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "It Only Takes A Moment" and - for sheer spectacle - "Before the Parade Passes By."

    20th-Century-Fox's notorious box-office disappointment looks better nowadays when one can appreciate the extravagance that was lavished on its production; Streisand is delightful as the lead character in this musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder's THE MATCHMAKER and Walter Matthau is a nice foil for her mile-a-minute line delivery. Gene Kelly's rather lackluster direction certainly gives an audience its money's-worth especially in the title tune; other highlights include "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "It Only Takes A Moment" and - for sheer spectacle - "Before the Parade Passes By."

  • Aug 12, 2019

    Overlong, overstuffed and over-choreographed within an inch of its life, and a bunch of surface-level characterizations—but Barbra Streisand, even though a hair too young, gives it every bit of star power she can muster, and that plus the splashy costumes and production design go a long way. Amusing, pleasant fluff.

    Overlong, overstuffed and over-choreographed within an inch of its life, and a bunch of surface-level characterizations—but Barbra Streisand, even though a hair too young, gives it every bit of star power she can muster, and that plus the splashy costumes and production design go a long way. Amusing, pleasant fluff.

  • Aug 11, 2019

    barbra streisand invented singing

    barbra streisand invented singing

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Hello Dolly is a classic movie! It is really good, and has really good music It is one of my favorite musicals!

    Hello Dolly is a classic movie! It is really good, and has really good music It is one of my favorite musicals!

  • Jun 26, 2019

    The scenes with streisand were the only thing worth watching, the rest of the movie is pass,Matthaus singing alone makes your skin crawl.

    The scenes with streisand were the only thing worth watching, the rest of the movie is pass,Matthaus singing alone makes your skin crawl.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    All Hello, Dolly's are great....I've seen Barbra, Carol Channing at Wolf Trap, Pearl Bailey at the Kennedy Center, and Shirley Booth in Matchmaker (not a musical); first record was a 45 of Louis Armstrong singing the theme song. Each is wonderful in their special way.

    All Hello, Dolly's are great....I've seen Barbra, Carol Channing at Wolf Trap, Pearl Bailey at the Kennedy Center, and Shirley Booth in Matchmaker (not a musical); first record was a 45 of Louis Armstrong singing the theme song. Each is wonderful in their special way.

  • Mar 25, 2019

    Severely underrated gem. Barbra's liveliest, spirited and most fun performance with some of her best vocals ever; Walter is at his grumpiest. You get your money's worth and then some with this one.

    Severely underrated gem. Barbra's liveliest, spirited and most fun performance with some of her best vocals ever; Walter is at his grumpiest. You get your money's worth and then some with this one.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    The best musical movie ever made! With the best movie song ever sung: the title song!

    The best musical movie ever made! With the best movie song ever sung: the title song!

  • Jun 16, 2018

    Barbra Streisand is amazing but to me thats the only good thing in this movie. not enough Barbra, acting is so bad, pretty boring, too much dancing, and theres so much more to hate about it, not my favorite Barbra movie.

    Barbra Streisand is amazing but to me thats the only good thing in this movie. not enough Barbra, acting is so bad, pretty boring, too much dancing, and theres so much more to hate about it, not my favorite Barbra movie.

  • Apr 28, 2018

    Wonderful movie filled with wonderful singing

    Wonderful movie filled with wonderful singing