Hammersmith is Out
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Loosely based on the Faust legend, Hammersmith is Out stars Richard Burton as the title character, a mental patient confined to the sanitarium owned by a loony doctor (Peter Ustinov, who also directed). Befriending a lackadaisical orderly named Billy Breedlove (Beau Bridges), the satanic Hammersmith offers Billy untold wealth and power if he'll help him escape. Once on the outside, Hammersmith keeps his promises to Billy, with the help of slovenly hash-slinger Jimmie Jean Jackson (Elizabeth Taylor). When time comes to pay the piper, however, Hammersmith and Jimmie Jean conspire to leave… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What is, apparently, an exercise in spoofery on the part of Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the even more energetic Peter Ustinov, starts as a variation on the Faust legend but almost immediately turns into a belabored antic."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Inept Taylor-Burton vehicle is one more variation on the Faust legend, with Burton as a lunatic consigned to Ustinov's asylum."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Both Bridges and Miss Taylor display a certain vulgar, ratty charm that is often funny."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Simply atrocious -- one of the very worst films ever made."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Hammersmith is Out is one of the year's best comedies. It is also, while it's at it, one of the year's best satires, but it doesn't lay the satire on very heavily."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
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