TV drama based on Richard Burtons diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward\'s comedy \'Private Lives\', although Elizabeth Taylor has never before performed on stage. Burton soon regrets his agreement, however, when her pill-popping and lack of discipline causes problems already during the rehearsals. The play opens to a critical trashing, but is popular with audiences because they just want to see Taylor. After a two month troubled run, the curtain comes down and Taylor tells Burton she has always loved him and still does. A year later he is dead.
Release Date:2013-07-22 Runtime:83
(based on 18 votes)
Status:Released Production Companies :BBC Production Countries :United Kingdom
Burton and Taylor (2013) Movie Reviewson rottentomatoes
"Bonham Carter has a firm hand on a fundamental conflict within Taylor, which is that she seems like such an impossibly elegant, self-possessed woman at some moments and like such an infuriating flake at others."Linda Holmes
"Not only does it capture the essence of the two outsize icons of film and scandal, it also brings them in for a humanizing close-up."David Wiegand
"Excellent actors playing excellent actors -- and largely succeeding."Verne Gay