"You are cordially invited to George and Martha's for an evening of fun and games." Thus read the ad copy for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, which in 1966 went farther than any previous big-studio fi... read more
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release Date: June 22, 1966
DVD Release Date: May 18, 1999
Stats: 1,503 reviews
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July 7, 2007
haven't seen 4 ever
February 27, 2013
Extremely heartbreaking and hard to watch. Its a film of human emotions flying out with alcohol. The whole cast (4 people) were all nominated for an Oscar and they deserve it. Standing the test of time, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a beautifully shot film of melancholy.
December 21, 2012
Mike Nichols made his directorial debut with this adaptation of Edward Albee's play about a delusional, dysfunctional middle-aged couple who invite a young couple over for drinks and casual conversation, only to draw them into their path of destruction.
I must say, this is one o...
August 3, 2012
Jaw dropping, controversial Mike Nichols' masterpiece is a portrait of the decadent and indecent American good custom, that remember Luis Bunuel classic El Angel Exterminador.
October 23, 2011fb1341085175
The Texas Chainsaw Masssacre with the incredible Liz Taylor and Richard Burton in the roles of the Leatherface family, destroying and entraping a young-faced wholesome American couple. One of the all-time greats
September 4, 2011
Sadly, there are very few films that are capable of eliciting a visceral reaction out of me. However, Mike Nichol's 1966 debut film, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, is such a powerful film on so many levels that I cannot imagine anybody watching it without being significantly mo...
March 27, 2011
Mike Nichols's (Closer) film debut, adapted from Edward Albee's play, is an intriguing mazelike mess of marital troubles. In this tense movie, George (Richard Burton) and Martha (Elizabeth Taylor) compose the ultimate screwed-up relationship. Incisive, extraordinary script by Ern...
November 9, 2010
This whole movie is an awkward, drunken fight between two married people and their newly married guest hostages. I guess the acting was pretty good, I really did believe these people are awful.. but I still didn't like the movie and it was pretty long.
May 8, 2010
It's an acting masterclass - that's for sure - but I've just never liked the play. I'm not a fan of Albee's. He's so damn good at loading a scene with cutting vitriol, but it's clear that the characters are on stage/screen because the playwright is pulling the strings. The cha...
April 26, 2010fb619846742
A gripping, dialogue-driven smash a movie featuring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton at the top of their games as a husband and wife who involve a young, innocent-seeming couple in a torrid, bitter conversation. Although initially slow-moving, it picks up a head of steam once ...
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