Lilith (1964)

Robert Rossen's final film stars Warren Beatty as a Korean War veteran studying to become a psychiatric therapist. At a mental institute, he meets a schizophrenic (Jean Seberg) and slowly begins to fall for her.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 24, 2004
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

The story of Lilith - a man's love for a manipulative madwoman makes him go insane - may not be especially gripping, but the way that it's told highlights an intriguingly perverse sensibility.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Brilliant and delicate, but also depressing and enigmatic psychodrama.

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Fernando F. Croce

The awkwardness of a macho auteur attempting feminized poetry lends the work the nervousness necessary for authentic lyricism

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Emanuel Levy

Much misunderstood and a commercial flop in 1964, Lilith is well acted by Warren Beatty and one of the first American films to deal with mental illness and the fine line between therapists and patients while using the stylistics of the French New Wave.

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Michael Gildea
Is it ironic that a movie that takes place in a mental institution could make you feel like you're going nuts right after you finish watching it? Robert… More