(1968)

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100
Baltimore Sun
Funny Girl is old-fashioned; it is also exhilarating.
100
New York Daily News
You can reexperience the humor and magic -- and the essence of Streisand -- in this William Wyler classic.
100
Los Angeles Times
The musical biography of comedian Fanny Brice emerges as a true classic, as enthralling as the day it was released in 1968. It is a superb example of Hollywood craftsmanship in which all elements have been blended to perfection with inspired artistry.
100
The trouble with Funny Girl is almost everything except Barbra Streisand. She is magnificent.
90
Salon.com
It's a cross between confidence and vulnerability that's hard for an actress to pull off, but Streisand hits the note perfectly. And her greatest moment of acting, I think, is also the picture's strongest musical number.
90
Despite its two-and-a-half hour running time, the movie flies by, so absorbing are its story, songs and stars.
80
Variety
Barbra Streisand in her Hollywood debut makes a marked impact.
80
For the rare uninitiated, this is a fine introduction to Babs' talents.
80
While the 1960s swung, this spirited, good-natured but creakily old-fashioned picture lived in a different zeitgeist.
60
Chicago Reader
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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