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      Doctor Faustus

      1967 1h 33m Fantasy List
      9% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 31% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Frustrated with the limits of his knowledge, 16th-century scholar Dr. Faustus (Richard Burton) calls upon Lucifer (David McIntosh), offering his soul in return for 24 years of hedonism and invincibility. Offered the services of Mephistopheles (Andreas Teuber), a satanic servant, Faustus indulges all of his whims, from insulting the pope while invisible to making love to Helen of Troy (Elizabeth Taylor). As time passes, the prospect of eternal torment begins to eat away at Faustus. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Critics Reviews

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      Pauline Kael New Yorker Doctor Faustus becomes the dullest episode yet in the great-lovers-of-history series that started with Cleopatra. Jul 6, 2022 Full Review TIME Magazine Lots of grads bring their wives back to the old school and ham it up for home movies -- but this is ridiculous. Mar 23, 2011 Full Review Variety Staff Variety The impersonation of the seven deadly sins is hardly likely to send good men off the rail. Jul 6, 2010 Full Review Robert Martin Starburst If it wasn't so dull it would camp but it doesn't even achieve that. Rated: 3/10 Feb 8, 2018 Full Review Penelope Houston The Spectator The mixture of posed speeches, arty apparitions and some willfully unfocused camerawork, suggests some kind of timeslip, as though the film had been deep-frozen twenty years ago. Apr 11, 2016 Full Review TV Guide This is extremely unskilled cinema from a talented stage actor. Rated: 1/4 Mar 23, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Lackluster version of the classic tale, directed by Richard Burton. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review s r Pretty hard to stomach this sad attempt. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review donny m Despite overly-cheesy effects, this movie tells the story of the book quite well. I enjoyed Burton's acting. It wasn't the most captivating of movies, but if you enjoy the book and enjoy Elizabethan drama, then you will like this movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a great movie. You have to watch it as though it was a play on stage. Once viewed from that vantage point, it's pure magic, creepy and beautiful. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member RIP Elizabeth Taylor Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Frustrated with the limits of his knowledge, 16th-century scholar Dr. Faustus (Richard Burton) calls upon Lucifer (David McIntosh), offering his soul in return for 24 years of hedonism and invincibility. Offered the services of Mephistopheles (Andreas Teuber), a satanic servant, Faustus indulges all of his whims, from insulting the pope while invisible to making love to Helen of Troy (Elizabeth Taylor). As time passes, the prospect of eternal torment begins to eat away at Faustus.
      Director
      Richard Burton, Nevill Coghill
      Producer
      Richard Burton, Richard McWhorter
      Production Co
      Nassau Films
      Genre
      Fantasy
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 16, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 33m
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