Butterfield 8
Butterfield 8 (1960)

Based on a novel by John O'Hara, this drama stars Elizabeth Taylor as Starr Faithful, a NYC model/call-girl who falls for a married man (Laurence Harvey) and mistakenly assumes that he will leave his wife for her. Taylor received an… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 4, 1960
DVD Release Date: September 19, 2000
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

A sleek and libidinous lingerie meller.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Once thought of as racy and adventurous in its treatment of sex, this turgid nonsense about a high-class whore with love in her heart has dated atrociously.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

When viewed today it's a work of considerable dreck, it's badly dated and unappealing.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's just about as awful as you'd expect, despite the presence of two first-class screenwriter.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

The dialogue is rough. Let's say O'Harrowing. And the ending is absurd. But so is most of it for that matter. It's the living it up that gets you in this film.

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Emanuel Levy

"Mama face it, I was the slut of all time," Liz Taylor's hooker confronts her mother, and that's pretty much sums up the nature of this glossy, trashy melodrama that Hollywood used to make until TV appropriated the genre.

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Variety Staff

Under director Daniel Mann's guidance it is an extremely sexy and intimate film, but the intimacy is only skin deep, the sex only a dominating behavior pattern.

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TV Guide

Glossy trash with the star at full throttle, it's the quintessental La Liz movie.

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Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

Mostly crap, but Elizabeth Taylor is hot

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
A glamourous Liz Taylor is a rebel of a lass in this (slightly controversial at the time) story, parts were enjoyable, none of it relatable and all very… More
Jennifer Xu
So what's this I hear about this film being a piece of trash? Maybe it's just due to Liz Taylor's fascinating sex appeal, but I found Butterfield… More
Robert C
When kept in perspective (it was late 50's early 60's) it's quite a bold film (in regard to subject matter) about a girl who is looking for love… More
Saskia D.
I love this woman to pieces! The more I see of her, the more I'm convinced what a phenomenal actress she is! And boy is she HOT!!! <div… More
Kevin M. Williams
With lines like a comedy ridiculing this genre played straight, it took an act of will to stomach this garbage, this trash, about trash. Maybe its better than… More
Elvira B
Elizabeth Taylor shines as a collapsing femme fatale . She plays the role of an elegant call-girl, a woman whose social status and possessions are a fraud,… More