Lisztomania
Lisztomania (1975)

This audacious, vulgar, freewheeling fantasia on the life of pianist Franz Liszt ranks among director Ken Russell's most outrageous efforts. Roger Daltrey, lead singer for The Who, is awkward yet likeable as the flamboyant piano… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1975
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

While it may lack narrative sense, this is, without a doubt, one of the most unpredictable and hypnotic viewing experiences you could ever hope to have.

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Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

Ken Russell just being silly.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This is Ken Russell unfiltered -- straight-up and unafraid to go wherever his mind leads him. Absolutely unique.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's not for those who find Russell's zany antics a bit much.

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Adam Lippe
Examiner.com

There's no reason to suggest that Russell was just earning a paycheck on Lisztomania; clearly his full attention was on the giant penis, or the giant penis marble columns, or the giant heavenly penis pedestal.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
Franz Listz, a huge 19th century celebrity because of his hit version of "Chopsticks," beds a succession of mistresses until the Pope orders him to… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
If this had less singing sequences and more crazy Wagner-vampire-frankenstein sequences i would rate this even better. Neverless, good ol Ken Russell knows how… More
Walter M.
Franz Liszt(Roger Daltrey) performs at a sold out show, almost entirely composed of screaming teenaged girls. The only exception is Richard Wagner(Paul… More