The Killing of Sister George
The Killing of Sister George (1968)

Highly controversial at the time of its release, Robert Aldrich's bitter comedy-drama stars Beryl Reid as a soap opera star who is engaged in a dissolving lesbian relationship with an aspiring young actress (Susannah York).

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 12, 1968
DVD Release Date: August 23, 2005
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader

Robert Aldrich's "daring" 1968 mating of lesbianism and commerce was, as I recall, considered pretty tame even then; lord knows what it looks like today.

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Steve Crum

Talky, exploitive (for 1968) drama focusing on lesbianism.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

More wearisome than appealing.

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Emanuel Levy

Because of its outre subject of lesbianism and one sexually graphic scene, Aldrich's well acted, lurid melodrama was slapped with X-rating upon its release.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Quase um Quem Tem Medo de Virginia Woolf? lésbico, este é um filme denso, muitas vezes desagradável como sua protagonista (Reid, fantástica), mas sempre instigante e corajoso.

Leo Goldsmith
Reverse Shot

Melodrama, slapstick, romance, exploitation, and psychological horror all vie for dominance throughout the film, giving it an air of fickle, feminine hysteria, which the graphic sex scene at the end of the film makes still more difficult to pin down.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Excellently acted version of the play is finally rather dull.

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jay nixon
An outstanding performance by Beryl Reid, she is not afraid to show her character as an at times rather unpleasant and selfish woman but still very human and… More
William Sleet
"Not all girls are raving bloody lesbians you know" "That is a misfortune I'm perfectly well aware of"<br/>"A flawed… More