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The Driver's Seat

R 1974 1h 41m Drama List
60% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 54% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
A woman (Elizabeth Taylor) flies to Rome on a reckless quest, not for love but for death. Read More Read Less
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Peter Bradshaw Guardian Her character never really seems to know who she is talking to or why; and Taylor’s portrayal is hammy but somehow very subtle. Rated: 4/5 Jun 21, 2023 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com …a picture of a disturbed woman who is utterly exhausted by her relationship with men, the star-power of Elizabeth Taylor drives this strange, yet fascinating project with some verve… Rated: 3/5 Jun 28, 2023 Full Review TV Guide Fans of Taylor may like this, but they would have to be a group with amazingly low standards. Rated: 1/4 Mar 23, 2011 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A must see for Liz Taylor fans and for those who love bad movies. Rated: D Feb 27, 2006 Full Review Phil Hall Film Threat Hilariously ghastly camp that rivals the likes of Valley of the Dolls or Mommie Dearest with its wild, no-holds-barred over-the-top lunacy. Rated: 5/5 Dec 30, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member I just watched Driver's Seat on youtube and I guess I stayed with it to see if anything was going to happen besides a really bitchy Elizabeth Taylor wandering all over Italy in a disturbingly bad outfit. Such a strange and borderline horrible film. In the space of one day Taylor's character searched for a particular man while almost getting raped by two men who weren't "the one." I love bad movies and this one was a doozy. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review dave j Plot less movie adapted from the novel Muriel Spark centering on Lise who consistently gets herself sexually harassed by driver's while attempting to achieve something viewers are oblivious to know what it is until the very end which makes no sense whatsoever. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Elizabeth Taylor made some real clinkers during the latter part of her film career but this nonsensical mess is by far the worse. It's such a piece of trash you have to wonder how she ever became involved with it in the first place. Not only is the film completely diffuse but both Liz's hair and outfits are a horror show all their own. Skip it. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Intriguing Italian made film. Great title too. Suggest you watch it with a bottle of fine Italian wine. Elizabeth Taylor either sought, was attracted to or succumbed to avant guard films such as this one. Intriguing as it begins that anyone could experience her fate at an airport. Not your usual Hollywood, glitter product. [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRyU_o7owrV_R0cJ8pzmDZqokIn2LNXX_J06l-GCoyEVEGRt9pX[/img] Taylor strips to her breasts, sort of Identikit (also known as The Driver's Seat) is a 1974 film directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi. Based on the novella The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark, it is a psychological drama starring Elizabeth Taylor, Ian Bannen and featuring Andy Warhol. [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRtCjp78hfz8F9t-IFZVv8fh_2D1bwbr2gyO9iFn-DB_BiaHnPR[/img] Taylor acting.... REVIEWS: 70% Hilariously bad! Liz's worst movie ever - and that's saying quite a lot. 60% This obscure movie, which has been so unfairly panned by the critics of its time, actually manages to deliver what I believe was the intention, a disintegrating world of a psychotic woman. 80% If you like offbeat dramas from this time period that require a little brainwork then you may dig it. If you like having everything spelled out for you then you may find it "bad". I dug it! 100% I have been watching and enjoying Elizabeth Taylor films all my life and this is one of her best. I think this film is one of the most underrated films of all time. Cast Elizabeth Taylor as Lise Ian Bannen as Bill Guido Mannari as Carlo Mona Washbourne as Mrs. Helen Fiedke Luigi Squarzina as Lead Detective Maxence Mailfort as Pierre Andy Warhol as English Lord Anita Bartolucci as Saleswoman Gino Giuseppe as Police Commissioner [img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRB9KzPGJYeUr__mOKlX_WQ11Z08lHauY2293vQX5vmVct1UU2X6Q[/img] The queen, Cleopatra, as she was in Drivers Seat A bizarre clip from the film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKMd_Te3nj8 SEE it here , all of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJrM5uNZCEw [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTgzB8CZG1iMUUGd2yvs9Om6N0jdUPbQYsjyqITSTnHeH3LDEopDw[/img] Directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi Produced by Nello Meniconi Franco Rossellini Written by Muriel Spark (novel) Raffaele La Capria Giuseppe Patroni Griffi Cinematography Vittorio Storaro Editing by Franco Arcalli Distributed by AVCO Embassy Pictures Release date(s) 20 May 1974 Running time 105 mins Country Italy [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f8/Identikit_VideoCover.jpeg/220px-Identikit_VideoCover.jpeg[/img] Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Hilariously bad! Liz's worst movie ever - and that's saying quite a lot. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Liz Taylor måste ha vart i sin weirdaste fas när hon spelade in den här märkliga filmen. Inte allt made sense men jag gillade verkligen den underliga, stela stämningen, Storaro-fotot (fantastiskt som alltid) och såklart Liz och hennes psykadeliska outfits! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis A woman (Elizabeth Taylor) flies to Rome on a reckless quest, not for love but for death.
Director
Guiseppe Patroni Griffi
Producer
Franco Rossellini
Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 9, 2016
Runtime
1h 41m
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