Boom!
Boom! (1968)

Though it starred the ultimate movie couple Liz Taylor and her husband Richard Burton, Boom! fizzled at the box-office. Set on a beautiful island near Sardinia, it is the story of a boozy, pilled-up dying millionairess who spends her life… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 31, 2000
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

This film makes it official: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor have given up acting for entertaining. Or rather, trying to.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Those things that in the earlier versions of the work had been metaphorically stylized, have been made stunningly literal in Boom!

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A brilliant film, or rather a brilliant "sen-sation"

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Variety Staff
Variety

Taylor's delineation of the lead role is off the mark.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There are different kinds of bad movies. Some are simply wretchedly bad, like well, you know. Others are bad but fascinating and Boom! is one of these.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The mostly negatively reviewed film did little to help the plummeting careers of Burton and Taylor.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

It gets Burton and Taylor, comfortably matched, making nonsense of theme and relationships, and giving monotonously unsubtle performances (she screeches, he glooms).

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Even the great Coward cannot save this unbelievable disaster.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

If you can make any logical sense of the curious lines of dialogue, then congratulations--you may be the first to be able to decipher this cinematic non sequitur.

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