I Shot Andy Warhol
I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

In 1968, flamboyant hedonist and pop-art icon Andy Warhol nearly died after he was shot by radical, lesbian feminist Valerie Solanas and for years her real reasons for the attempted assassination have remained clouded. With this powerful,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 17, 1996
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2001
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Though this terrifically cast movie may prove a tad too detached even for some members of its targeted audience, it covers remarkable ground in less than two hours.

Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Never as compelling as its central performance, it's still a very good film - and after all, that's a hard performance to live up to.

Emanuel Levy

The film benefit from Lili Taylor's perfromance and from nice artistic treatment, but Valerie Solanas is simply not interesting enough as a dramatic character to occupy the center of a whole film.

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Rob Gonsalves

Erratically paced but generally provocative.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Harron's style and Taylor's unforgettable performance keep us off-balance and engrossed.

Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

I had a lot of trouble trying to figure out why this picture was made. What was the director trying to accomplish?

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
William Dunmyer
A shallow, silly film that portrays all its characters, including Andy Warhol, as ditzy airheads. The only real airhead here is Mary Harron, the filmmaker who… More
Michael Gildea
Decent but boring.
Robert C
Very well done. Really captures the look and feel of (what I would think) that whole "factory period" would have been like. Complete decadence on a… More
John Ballantine
Slightly disappointing portrait of Andy Warhol's would be assassin. Interesting from an historical point of view..that's all.
Leigh Ryan
Would have been okay if I were on acid. Although I love Lili Taylor so she did a fantastic job.
Mike T.
This script does very little for the interesting subject matter and the potential that the film has to offer. The acting is good overall and the story itself is… More