The Only Game In Town Reviews
Unfortunately, many might feel this film goes nowhere fast, comes across a little boring and extremely melodramatic. While I can't argue with the later, if you concentrate on the characters and their maneurisms, dialogue and interactions I find that the film takes on a very interesting character study aspect and can get you involved. Of course, this is easier said than done and modern audiences (and likely audiences at the time) would want something more from the film.
The Only Game in Town isn't so much entertaining as it is somewhat interesting and humanistic. Worth taking a look at even if only one time, if you enjoy your romance films to be character driven and relationship centric.
This movie is really bad, but I loved watching it. The clothes, the set (Elizabeth's apartment is a green and turquoise nightmare), the intrusive Maurice Jarre score, the cinematography (lots of soft focus for the closeups)---it was a train wreck. Knowing that it was filmed in France (again, !) because Elizabeth Taylor wanted to be close to Richard Burton, who was also filming in Europe, only increases the novelty. It was poor George Stevens' last film.