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Liz & Dick (2012)




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The made-for-cable biopic Liz & Dick follows the tumultuous relationship between screen legends Elizabeth Taylor (Lindsay Lohan) and Richard Burton (Grant Bowler. The celebrated performers meet on the set of Cleopatra, and their almost instantaneous attraction to each other quickly blossoms into a scandalous affair that results in two different marriages and divorces. The couple contends personal issues like his alcoholism and her constant hounding from the paparazzi, as well as their ongoing attempts to maintain their highly-respected careers. Liz & Dick premiered November 25, 2012 on the Lifetime cable network.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Christopher Monger
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 14, 2013
E1 Entertainment


Lindsay Lohan
as Elizabeth Taylor
Grant Bowler
as Richard Burton
Theresa Russell
as Sara Taylor
David Hunt
as Ifor Jenkins
Bruce Nozick
as Bernard
Tanya Franks
as Sybil Burton
Andy Hirsch
as Eddie Fisher
Charles Shaughnessy
as Anthony Asquith
David Eigenberg
as Ernest Lehman
Creed Bratton
as Darryl Zanuck
Taylor Ann Thompson
as Young Kate Burton
Trevor Thompson
as Christopher Wilding
Brian Howe
as Joseph Mankiewicz
Eyal Podell
as Henry Wynberg
Fleur Saville
as Sally Hay Burton
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Critic Reviews for Liz & Dick

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

Taylor and Burton deserved better, and Lohan should have shed her protective shell and made an effort to try and understand a psyche other than her own.

Full Review… | November 26, 2012
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Bowler and Lohan never approach the kind of magnetism that a movie about Burton and Taylor must conjure in order to be convincing.

Full Review… | November 26, 2012
Boston Globe
Top Critic

It feels throughout like those behind it made a deliberately campy, dumb, over-the-top and wildly unconvincing film to satisfy the whims of an audience eager to laugh at, rather than with, it.

Full Review… | November 26, 2012
AV Club
Top Critic

No matter what you think of the actors, the great period stylings, not to mention Cleopatra-period costumes, make this jewel-encrusted, cocktail-soaked, often tragic saga a rip-roaring good time.

Full Review… | November 15, 2012
Denver Post
Top Critic

Campy and overwrought, Liz & Dick is not great art, but it's great fun.

Full Review… | November 20, 2012
Common Sense Media

March 25, 2013

Audience Reviews for Liz & Dick

The first thing that everyone goes to, in lambasting this film, is the performance from vacant eyed starlet Lindsay Lohan as Liz Taylor. I would say that this film actually suffers most from compacting forty odd years into a 90 minute film without any exposition. Most of the film's events happen without clarification to when in time they occur, why they're important, or who the surrounding characters are. I would say that most of the people in this film can be identified by those who know the many loves of Elizabeth Taylor, but for anyone coming in blind, none of this film will make much sense. Characters, places, costume changes, are all thrown at you without explanation. There's a time jump of some ten years that's not explained, and then the film just ends. Lohan isn't the perfect Elizabeth Taylor, but then again Lifetime isn't the best venue for this film, in the first place. Lohan has problems with her accent work, but besides that she seems to be really trying throughout. She and Grant Bowler (Burton) have monologues, (possibly from heaven) and there's one in particular where Lohan shows real emotion and bravado in her acting that I haven't seen from her in some time. That scene gave me hope for Lohan's future endeavors, and showed that beneath the bleary eyed stare she still cares about her work. Bowler also gives his all, even with the corny poetry and his weirdly perverted take on seduction. If you like watching train wrecks, this may be the film for you.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer


Not a huge fan of Lohan, but she looks so much like Taylor. It was entertaining - could have been better, but not terrible.

Erin Collins

Super Reviewer


Taylor and Burton deserved better, and Lohan should have shed her protective shell and made an effort to try and understand a psyche other than her own.

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