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Based on 5 Reviews
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fan reviews ( )
  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    A pungent pleasure from start to finish. show more

  • 90
    Dana Stevens The New York Times

    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. show more

  • 80
    Jessica Winter Village Voice

    Often seems less a British new wave front-runner than a charming nouvelle vague tagalong, show more

  • 70

    An imaginative, fascinating film. show more

  • 70
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    Tom Courtenay is quite good in the title role, and Julie Christie makes a memorable early appearance . show more

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