I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
In 1968, flamboyant hedonist and pop-art icon Andy Warhol nearly died after he was shot by radical, lesbian feminist Valerie Solanas. For years her real reasons for the attempted assassination have remained clouded. This powerful, dramatic exploration of an angry, paranoid and bitter woman claims to be 95% accurate.
- R (For strong sexual content, language, drug use, and brief violence)
- Art House & International , Drama
- Directed By:
- Mary Harron
- Written By:
- Daniel Minahan , Jeremiah Newton , Diane Tucker , Mary Harron
- In Theaters:
- May 17, 1996 Wide
- On DVD:
- Jan 23, 2001
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Critic Reviews for I Shot Andy Warhol
The film benefit from Lili Taylor's perfromance and from nice artistic treatment, but Valerie Solanas is simply not interesting enough as a dramatic character to occupy the center of a whole film.
Harron's style and Taylor's unforgettable performance keep us off-balance and engrossed.
Never as compelling as its central performance, it's still a very good film - and after all, that's a hard performance to live up to.
Audience Reviews for I Shot Andy Warhol
A shallow, silly film that portrays all its characters, including Andy Warhol, as ditzy airheads. The only real airhead here is Mary Harron, the filmmaker who created this.More
Very well done.
Really captures the look and feel of (what I would think) that whole "factory period" would have been like. Complete decadence on a totally supercial level.
Lili Taylor is brilliant as is the rest of the cast.
Don't get me wrong...Solano was completely unstable, but ultimately it's very sad in the sense that most of her "crazy" rantings seem to come true.
Self fullfilling prophecy...or perhaps there was a little truth mixed in with her madness?
I have to say this wasn?t the film I was expecting. It did however, exceed my expectations that were already quite high! Mary Harron, is sadly, a very overlooked director.More
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