Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday (1973)

A woman undergoes a surgeon's scalpel in a last-ditch attempt to win back her husband in this drama. Barbara Sawyer (Elizabeth Taylor) has been married to her husband, Mark (Henry Fonda), for 30 years, and she's afraid the spark has… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 1, 1973
DVD Release Date: June 10, 1991
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Taylor, fashionably gowned and bejewelled carries the film almost single-handedly. Fonda is excellent in his climatic appearance, an usually superb casting idea.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The whole movie, indeed, feels longer than it is. It's 15 minutes short of two hours, and still it takes forever to be over.

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A dreadful bit of mid-70s soap opera.

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Time Out

In what is little more than a homage to Taylor's face, the film spends a good deal of time looking at her reflection in the mirror and endorsing her Martini ad lifestyle up to the hilt.

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Duncan Fallowell
The Spectator

Ash Wednesday is a woman's film of a particularly bogus kind.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

This is not a male chauvinist's conception of a woman, but her hairdresser's, full of envy, awe and superficial compassion.

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TV Guide

Another in the long string of mediocre films by Taylor.

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Sean Gillespie
WRONG MOVIE POSTER! This is an Edward Burns movie. Pretty good too.