100

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
You can reexperience the humor and magic -- and the essence of Streisand -- in this William Wyler classic.
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100

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Funny Girl is old-fashioned; it is also exhilarating.
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100

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
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.
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90

New Times (L.A.)

By Jean Oppenheimer
Despite its two-and-a-half hour running time, the movie flies by, so absorbing are its story, songs and stars.
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90

Salon.com

By Stephanie Zacharek
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.
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80

Variety

Barbra Streisand in her Hollywood debut makes a marked impact.
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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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89 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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