Hammersmith Is Out (1972)

Hammersmith Is Out



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Peter Ustinov's Faustian black comedy stars Richard Burton as a mental patient who promises his male nurse Billy (Beau Bridges) great wealth in exchange for helping him escape from the asylum.

Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Stanford Whitmore


as Jimmie Jean Jackson

as Hammersmith

as Billy Breedlove

as Doctor

as Gen. Sam Pembroke

as Dr. Krodt

as Henry Joe

as Guido Scartucci

as Kiddo

as Fat Man

as Miss Quim

as Peter Rutter

as Cleopatra

as Patient
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

What is, apparently, an exercise in spoofery on the part of Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the even more energetic Peter Ustinov, starts as a variation on the Faust legend but almost immediately turns into a belabored antic.

Full Review… | June 3, 2008
Top Critic

Both Bridges and Miss Taylor display a certain vulgar, ratty charm that is often funny.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Hammersmith is Out is one of the year's best comedies. It is also, while it's at it, one of the year's best satires, but it doesn't lay the satire on very heavily.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Inept Taylor-Burton vehicle is one more variation on the Faust legend, with Burton as a lunatic consigned to Ustinov's asylum.

Full Review… | March 23, 2011
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Simply atrocious -- one of the very worst films ever made.

Full Review… | September 26, 2008
Film Threat

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