Suddenly, Last Summer

Suddenly, Last Summer
Suddenly, Last Summer
  • NR
  • 1h 54m
  • 1959
Fresh65%
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Elizabeth Taylor and Katharine Hepburn each received 1960 Oscar® nominations for Best Actress in this gripping adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play. Beautiful Catherine Holly (Elizabeth Taylor) is committed to a mental institution after witnessing the horrible death of her cousin at the hands of cannibals. Catherine's aunt, Violet Venable (Katharine Hepburn), tries to influence Dr. Cukrowicz (Montgomery Clift), a young neurosurgeon, to surgically end Catherine's haunting hallucinations. By utilizing injections of sodium pentothal, Dr. Cukrowicz discovers that Catherine's delusions are, in fact, true. He then must confront Violet about her own involvement in her son's violent death.
© 1960 , renewed 1988 Horizon Pictures (G.B.) Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Fresh65%
Reviews
TIME Magazine
Rotten

The main trouble with the picture is not its subject or its style, but its length.

June 22, 2017
Variety
Variety Staff
Rotten

It has some very effective moments, but on the whole it fails to move.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Fresh

On film, with Taylor as the woman who saw something nasty and Clift as the psychiatrist trying to...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther
Rotten

The main trouble with this picture is that an idea that is good for not much more than a blackout...

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:December 22, 1959
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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