Boom! (1968)

In this widely-reviled version of Tennessee Williams' stage play The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, with an absurdist screenplay by Williams and tone-deaf direction by Joseph Losey, Elizabeth Taylor is Flora Goforth, a… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1968
DVD Release Date: October 31, 2000
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TIME Magazine

This film makes it official: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor have given up acting for entertaining. Or rather, trying to.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Those things that in the earlier versions of the work had been metaphorically stylized, have been made stunningly literal in Boom!

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Fernando F. Croce

A brilliant film, or rather a brilliant "sen-sation"

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Variety Staff

Taylor's delineation of the lead role is off the mark.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There are different kinds of bad movies. Some are simply wretchedly bad, like well, you know. Others are bad but fascinating and Boom! is one of these.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The mostly negatively reviewed film did little to help the plummeting careers of Burton and Taylor.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

It gets Burton and Taylor, comfortably matched, making nonsense of theme and relationships, and giving monotonously unsubtle performances (she screeches, he glooms).

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TV Guide

Even the great Coward cannot save this unbelievable disaster.

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Michael Dequina

If you can make any logical sense of the curious lines of dialogue, then congratulations--you may be the first to be able to decipher this cinematic non sequitur.

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