Billy Liar (re-release)


Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5

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Critic Reviews

  1. Tom Courtenay is quite good in the title role, and Julie Christie makes a memorable early appearance .
  2. A pungent pleasure from start to finish.
  3. One of the great movies of the 1960's, but it has been, in this country at least, maddeningly elusive. In spite of its bitter edge, Billy Liar is pure Ambrosia.
  4. 70
    An imaginative, fascinating film.
  5. 80
    Often seems less a British new wave front-runner than a charming nouvelle vague tagalong,
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 8, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I admire this sharp satirical comedy, graced with superb direction, acting, and cinematography, for having the courage of its unexpected and unhappy ending, which could serve to illustrate Thoreau's famous observation that "most men lead lives of quiet desperation." Full Review »