Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Reviews

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Kate Cameron
New York Daily News
March 10, 2015
[Taylor] is nothing less than brilliant as the shrewish, slovenly. blasphemous, frustrated, slightly wacky, alcoholic wife of a meek, unambitious assistant professor of history at a university, over which her father reigns as president.
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Andrew Sarris
Village Voice
March 10, 2015
Nichols has actually committed all the classic errors of the sophisticated stage director let loose on the unsophisticated movies. For starters, he has underestimated the power of the spoken word in his search for visual pyrotechnics.
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James Powers
Hollywood Reporter
November 20, 2014
The greatest credit for the implacable engagement that the film creates for its audience must go to the director, Mike Nichols. Nichols makes a stunning film bow with Virginia Woolf.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 28, 2007
When Nichols finally settles down, it's almost too late.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 11, 2006
Edward Albee's vitriolic stage portrayal of domestic blisslessness translated grainily and effectively to the screen.
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Stanley Kauffmann
New York Times
May 21, 2003
One of the most scathingly honest American films ever made.
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Variety Staff
Variety
February 13, 2001
Keen adaptation and handsome production by Ernest Lehman, outstanding direction by Mike Nichols in his feature debut, and four topflight performances score an artistic bullseye.
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Dwight Garner
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
'You have ugly talents,' George says, almost admiringly, to Martha. So does this movie.