Burton And Taylor
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Drama telling the story of Hollywood's most glamorous couple, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, who acted together for the last time in Noel Coward's Private Lives in 1983. When Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton met on the set of Cleopatra, the attraction was immediate. The public were enthralled by their illicit romance, two tempestuous marriages, frequent break-ups and extravagant reunions. They were the original fabulous stars, conspicuous in their consumption of clothes, houses, yachts, diamonds, and, more damagingly, alcohol. In 1976 Richard and Elizabeth divorced for the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bonham Carter has a firm hand on a fundamental conflict within Taylor, which is that she seems like such an impossibly elegant, self-possessed woman at some moments and like such an infuriating flake at others."
‑ Linda Holmes, NPR
"Not only does it capture the essence of the two outsize icons of film and scandal, it also brings them in for a humanizing close-up."
‑ David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
"Burton and Taylor succeeds thanks to its truncated timeline and intimate feel."
‑ Billy Nilles, Zap2it.com
"Bonham Carter offers up a sympathetic Liz who is in the process of squandering her talent; West makes Burton's brokenness seem like a noble resignation. And both seem surprised that each other's company is no longer the cure for what ails them."
‑ Hank Stuever, Washington Post
"BBC America is here to set the universe right again with its love/hate story about Hollywood's hot mess of a couple."
‑ Lori Rackl, Chicago Sun-Times
"Unlike last year's miserable Liz & Dick Lifetime biopic, BBC America's Burton and Taylor takes a more mature and artful approach - even the title is more respectful - with a giddy Helena Bonham Carter and a wearily dignified Dominic West"
‑ Matt Roush, TV Guide
"It's a film that asks a lot from West and Bonham Carter, who deliver time and again in roles that could have eaten them alive. Instead we feast."
‑ Ed Bark, Uncle Barky
"Excellent actors playing excellent actors -- and largely succeeding."
‑ Verne Gay, Newsday
"Burton and Taylor delivered surprises and careful insights, and whether or not any of it was technically true (though I'm sure it was), it didn't matter. At the end of the day, as a story about two people we thought we knew, it worked."
‑ Liane Bonin Starr, HitFix
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