Action / Drama / Musical / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 73%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 75%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 10514


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Mandy Patinkin as Avigdor
Amy Irving as Hadass
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by em-632-781000 8 / 10

One of my favorites of her films.

Together with so many others, I have been a fan of Barbra for a very long time. Her voice, her acting, her unique personality and looks. All the way back to the Owl and the Pussycat (hilarious). I really like this film, for its unusual plot, but mostly for Barbra, who comes across as vulnerable, and bright, and is so very appealing in this role. She is beautiful, I've always thought so, and it seems the lighting of her face was done carefully, to bring it out. The success of the film rests on the performances, and she is ably supported here, but it is her who carries it. Of course, forced to choose a favorite of her films, most of us, I think, would pick The Way We Were. Who could resist her and Redford together? But I enjoyed this film, and would recommend it to you. It is entertaining, thought provoking, and very well done.

Reviewed by grantss 4 / 10

Noble themes but weakly developed and dull in execution

Eastern Europe, 1904. A Jewish woman, Yentl, has a thirst for knowledge but is prohibited from learning due to the restrictions of her religion. When her father dies, she sets off to increase her knowledge, posing as a man in order to gain admission to a Jewish religious school.

Quite dull. Had heaps of potential in terms of a pro-gender- equality message and to highlight the unnecessary restrictions placed on women in society. However, this theme isn't developed very well, being fairly predictable in its progression. The main theme also gets relegated to a sideshow due to the Yentl-Avigdor- Hadass love triangle and the repercussions of Yentl posing as a man.

The story ends up being quite dull and farcical. What's worse, it's a musical, and the music is mediocre at best.

Only worth watching for the cultural references in other movies and TV shows (mainly comedies).

Reviewed by atlasmb 7 / 10

Blessed By The Voice, Troubled By The Appearance

This story about a girl impersonating a man is one of many such film stories. However, some require suspension of disbelief more than others. The effectiveness of the conceit depends upon the appearance of the character, which depends--in part--on the appearance of the actress.

Since "Yentl" is a musical, it already relies upon the viewer suspending disbelief. Musicals ask us to accept the fact that characters will break out in song during the course of the day, that they might dance when not on a dance floor, and that fantasies might become reality. That should make it easier for a viewer to accept the proposal that Barbra Streisand is a male character.

Despite that assistance, Ms. Streisand is never convincing as the young man she pretends to be. Her face, hands, movements, and voice are constant reminders of the pretense, and so the viewer is constantly reminded that the other characters would surely notice. I am not saying that some suspension of disbelief is not possible, just not enough to remove the distraction.

The story itself is an adaptation of a clever and entertaining book. The original songs that Ms. Streisand sings are the best part of the film. The acting is noteworthy. Mandy Patinkin and Amy Irving deserve kudos.

The messages within the story are sometimes uplifting, sometimes reminders of the sexism inherent in most religions.

As director, Barbra Streisand announces that she can be a forceful voice. Her attention to detail that is central to her singing is also apparent on the big screen. This film is a fitting tribute to the singular devotion of Ms. Streisand.

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