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Boom!

Boom! (1968)

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Critic Reviews: 5
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Boom is taken from the Tennessee Williams play The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore. Flora Goforth (Elizabeth Taylor) is a foul-mouthed, booze-swilling, pill-popping, middle-aged woman near death. She spends her time swearing at the servants and looks forward to the end of it all, until poet Chris Flanders (Richard Burton) comes to her island home. Known in literary circles as the "angel of death," the poet gives the dying woman some measure of comfort in his presence -- while he takes

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Art House & International, Drama

Tennessee Williams

Oct 31, 2000

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This film makes it official: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor have given up acting for entertaining. Or rather, trying to.

March 23, 2011 Full Review Source: TIME Magazine
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Taylor's delineation of the lead role is off the mark.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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It gets Burton and Taylor, comfortably matched, making nonsense of theme and relationships, and giving monotonously unsubtle performances (she screeches, he glooms).

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Those things that in the earlier versions of the work had been metaphorically stylized, have been made stunningly literal in Boom!

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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There are different kinds of bad movies. Some are simply wretchedly bad, like well, you know. Others are bad but fascinating and Boom! is one of these.

October 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Even the great Coward cannot save this unbelievable disaster.

March 23, 2011 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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A brilliant film, or rather a brilliant "sen-sation"

November 15, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

The mostly negatively reviewed film did little to help the plummeting careers of Burton and Taylor.

May 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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If you can make any logical sense of the curious lines of dialogue, then congratulations--you may be the first to be able to decipher this cinematic non sequitur.

October 20, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
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A whole bunch of stars, including Burton and Coward, show up to lend a hand in a film which becomes stranger at every turn.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
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