Myra Breckinridge
Myra Breckinridge (1970)

This uneven film is taken from the novel by Gore Vidal. This book is an amusing story about sexual transformation, but despite an all-star cast, the film is a dismal failure. Myra (Raquel Welch) undergoes a sex change operation by two… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 24, 1970
DVD Release Date: March 9, 2004
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

One might appreciate Anthology's all-new print -- with its epic sets and costumes, slumming icons, and unfocused meta-ambitions -- as the queer precursor to Southland Tales.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Raquel Welch's big chance is snatched away by Sarne's careless and unprofessional direction, and Rex Reed's self-parody is much too pat and easy.

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Empire Magazine

With so much raw comedic potential and a cast any director would be happy to get a hold of, Sarne somehow manages to direct it all into one aimless, inept and leering aberration.

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Variety Staff

The film version of Gore Vidal's Hollywood-themed transsexual satire starts off promisingly, but after a couple of reels plunges straight downhill under the weight of artless direction.

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Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy

If you truly analyze this, it's a very bisexual scene, and it's a classic, and I was told by a film buff friend that it was considered an A-list movie at the time.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Outrageous casting & laughs do not a good satire make.

Time Out

As an adaptation of Gore Vidal's novel, this is a major travesty.

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TV Guide

Extravagantly tasteless, surprisingly inept filming of Gore Vidal's briefly notorious novel.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

There's a good movie in all this garbage.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Just awful, disconnected scenes that add up to nothing. The clips from old films are the best part of this one.
Eric Broome
How can a sex farce starring Raquel Welch at her peak voluptuousness be so dull? This is like a porn flick with the porn edited out. An endless stream of set… More
Mark Abell
A very campy sex comedy/revenge flick, starring the always luscious Raquel Welch, that doesn't hold up well. The characters are overblown and… More