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Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus (1968)

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Richard Burton co-directed (along with Nevill Coghill) this labor of love that records a performance given by Burton at Oxford University in 1966 of Christopher Marlowe's 400-year-old verse play. Burton plays Faust, a medieval doctor who sells his soul to Mephistopheles (Andreas Teuber) in exchange for mastering all human knowledge. The Devil tempts Faust at every turn by confronting him with the seven deadly sins and Helen of Troy (Elizabeth Taylor), who appears throughout the film in various

Mar 2, 2004

Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Lots of grads bring their wives back to the old school and ham it up for home movies -- but this is ridiculous.

March 23, 2011 Full Review Source: TIME Magazine
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The impersonation of the seven deadly sins is hardly likely to send good men off the rail.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Variety
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Of an awfulness that bends the mind.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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This is extremely unskilled cinema from a talented stage actor.

March 23, 2011 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Weighed down with tedium and old-fashioned dialogue (using the verse's 'Old English' language) that worked on the written page but is misplaced on the screen.

November 12, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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The overall effect is like a cross between a garishly colored Hammer horror film and a textbook example of '60s hallucinogenic trendiness.

July 13, 2005 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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Doctor Faustus is a complete misfire on every single level, a failure the likes of which most supposedly bad movies can't even come close to.

March 9, 2004 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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