Petulia (1968)

Petulia is Richard Lester's ode to the Swinging Sixties: a time of psychedelic instability when neither those who were square, nor those who were hip, really had it right. George C. Scott is Archie Bollen, a divorced San Francisco… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 10, 1968
DVD Release Date: June 20, 2006
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Bourne anti-The Graduate ... an essential film from and about America in the dying days of the '60s, yet the modernism of its style and ambitions makes Petulia impressively ahead of that time.

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Steve Crum

Julie Christie in her Oscar role + Richard Lester direction. Enough said.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I thought this film was more claptrap than anything else.

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Fernando F. Croce

Jack-rabbiting technique embodies foreboding and dissonance rather than gimmicky whimsy

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Petulia lives on with its vague curiosity and a genuine emotional sting.

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Emanuel Levy

Innovative in narrative and style, Lester's dissection of mores and manners through marriages and affairs captures vividly the zeitgeist of the Summer of Love and the violent Vietnam War with brilliant turns from Julie Christie and George C. Scott.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Curious one-shot US film in the midst of Lester's British period

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
I don't remember this movie well, but I can tell you that the summary on here is totally wrong. Look it up on imdb, that's the real summary. Anyway,… More
jay nixon
VERY 60's! Episodic and stream of conciousness. The clothes are great and Julie is luminous.
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Sometimes you really don't know what to say about a movie other than "that was one of the goofiest exercises in cinema I have seen in a long… More