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Year
1968
Runtime
151 min.
Director
William Wyler
Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy, Biography, Musical
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
14,382
Checks
4,894
Favs
272
Dislikes
43
Favs/checks
5.6% (1:18)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. Ebbywebby's avatar

    Ebbywebby

    What a disappointing film. It's good for 45 minutes or so, then just turns into an hour and a half of mooning over Omar Sharif and his weird, watery eyes. Of course there's "The Voice," but it's not enough. More showbiz and less romance, please. 2 years 9 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    I have no history with Barbara Streisand beyond her obvious iconic status. In fact, as I sat down to watch Funny Girl, I checked and discovered I'd never seen a movie she was in before. Here she reprises a role she made famous on Broadway, that of unusual Follies star Fanny Brice, who managed to turned most numbers into quirky comedy sketches, otherwise a self-proclaimed "ugly duckling" among the Ziegfeld girls. I've seen many "show people" musicals, and too often, the lead is at once conceited and insecure, but when the Follies are evoked, at least the production values are high, and Brice's comedy takes are very entertaining. It's when Funny Girl wallows in biopic elements (as off the mark as they might be) that it gets tedious for me, despite giving us some of the better songs ("People Who Love People", "Sadie, Married Lady"). Omar Sharif makes a suave gambler-about-town, but his marriage to Streisand's Fanny (cough) quickly turns to melodrama and takes us away from the stage AND from the humor. Starts off well, and I acknowledge its place in musical history, but Funny Girl too quickly turns into Sad Lady. 1 year 9 months ago
  3. dippygirl78's avatar

    dippygirl78

    Is this a classic? Really? It's not what I thought at all and became bored half way through... Sorry Barbara, normally I love you but the dreary songs.
    For a film called funny girl I thought it would be well... funnier.
    4 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #28 in BFI's 100 Film Musicals
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  2. This movie ranks #41 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions
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  3. This movie ranks #192 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office
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  4. This movie ranks #238 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  5. This movie ranks #264 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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  6. This movie ranks #305 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  7. This movie ranks #740 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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