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Butterfield 8 Reviews

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TV Guide
March 23, 2011
Glossy trash with the star at full throttle, it's the quintessental La Liz movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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TIME Magazine
March 23, 2011
A sleek and libidinous lingerie meller.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 23, 2011
It's just about as awful as you'd expect, despite the presence of two first-class screenwriter.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Under director Daniel Mann's guidance it is an extremely sexy and intimate film, but the intimacy is only skin deep, the sex only a dominating behavior pattern.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 29, 2008
When viewed today it's a work of considerable dreck, it's badly dated and unappealing.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 9, 2007
"Mama face it, I was the slut of all time," Liz Taylor's hooker confronts her mother, and that's pretty much sums up the nature of this glossy, trashy melodrama that Hollywood used to make until TV appropriated the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Once thought of as racy and adventurous in its treatment of sex, this turgid nonsense about a high-class whore with love in her heart has dated atrociously.
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
October 28, 2005
Mostly crap, but Elizabeth Taylor is hot
| Original Score: 2/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
The dialogue is rough. Let's say O'Harrowing. And the ending is absurd. But so is most of it for that matter. It's the living it up that gets you in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
October 23, 2003
Taylor's heralded performance as the archetypal hooker ('the slut of all time!') with a heart of gold is a bit overrated.
| Original Score: 2.5/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
Taylor won an Oscar for her role in this, but holds the movie in scant regard compared to the rest of her work. And with good reason.

Movieline
November 6, 2001
Though it's generally true that nothing dates faster than Hollywood's idea of what's daring, Butterfield 8 can be viewed as a fascinating artifact from the days when movie stars' offscreen myths were carefully woven into their on-screen roles.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
July 25, 2001
Taylor deserves much of the credit for the movie's success, as she imbues Gloria with moxie and vulnerability at the same time.
| Original Score: 79/100
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 17, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 13, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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