The Taming Of The Shrew

The Taming Of The Shrew
The Taming Of The Shrew
  • NR
  • 2h 2m
  • 1967
Fresh86%
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Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton sparkle and amuse as Katharina and Petruchio in William Shakespeare's comic look at male chauvinism and women's lib in the 16th century. Petruchio, a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona, journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There, he encounters the fiery Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. Their honeymoon becomes a humorous battle of wit and insult with Kate as determined to maintain her independence as Petruchio is to "tame" her. When the embattled couple returns to Padua, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that his is the most obedient of wives. But in reality, the shrewish Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate.
© 1967 , renewed 1995 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh86%
Critics Consensus: It may not be reverent enough for purists, but This Taming of the Shrew is too funny -- and fun -- for the rest of us to resist.
Reviews
New York Times
Bosley Crowther
Rotten

As for Mr. Zeffirelli's settings and the elaborate Renaissance costumes, they look very rich and m...

June 21, 2017
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

Comedy is sustained in witty wedding ceremony.

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:March 8, 1967
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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