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The Sandpiper Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 16, 2012
A superfluous, ponderous and pretentious sudser about a married minister having an affair with a single mom non-conformist artist.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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TIME Magazine
March 23, 2011
The Sandpiper's absurd situations are matched by dialogue that beauty (hers) and talent (his) cannot vanquish.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 23, 2009
A star vehicle for Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, The Sandpiper is one of Minnelli's most embarrassing films, which is poorly scripted (by Dalton Trumbo), helmed, and acted and doesn't even qualify as high camp.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 18, 2008
Trite and often ponderous in its philosophizing by the two principals.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
December 19, 2007
It must rank as one of the most expensive and pretentious loads of garbage ever foisted upon an adoring public.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
January 15, 2007
Take a snapshot of Taylor next to her wooden likeness and you'd need a caption to distinguish between the two.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 26, 2006
Underrated feminist drama.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A truly dire romantic melodrama.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Don't let it fool you. It's the same old Hollywood stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 10, 2004
Campy.
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