• Network: BBC America
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 16, 2013
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Oct 16, 2013
    83
    Her voice seems to roam all over the vocal register, but she is compelling.... West will make you forget he’s acting.
  2. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Oct 15, 2013
    88
    While no one will mistake Helena Bonham Carter for a twin of the legendary violet-eyed actress, she’s more than convincing alongside “The Wire’s” Dominic West, who brings a troubled Richard Burton to life.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Oct 15, 2013
    100
    Excellent actors playing excellent actors--and largely succeeding.
  4. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Oct 10, 2013
    100
    All of this would be so much Hollywood melodrama were it not for a superb script and stunning performances by West and Carter.
  5. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    Oct 15, 2013
    91
    Burton And Taylor is not comprehensive or perfect as a film--the direction in particular is lackluster--but as a character study in both writing and acting it is, as Burton says of Taylor herself, “peerless.”
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Oct 15, 2013
    91
    It’s a film that asks a lot from West and Bonham Carter, who deliver time and again in roles that could have eaten them alive. Instead we feast.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Sep 11, 2014
    10
    Absolutely loved it! What great performances by both actors. It was compelling from beginning to end. The sort of movie you could watch more than once. Full Review »
  2. Oct 22, 2013
    3
    I found this under whelming. It could have had a much more explosive story. The story we know was an exciting forbidden love affair, one I am sure a good writer can make into a blockbuster. Full Review »