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Academy Award-winner Julie Christie ("Heaven Can Wait," "Dr. Zhivago") and Oscar-and Emmy-winner George C. Scott ("Patton") star with Richard Chamberlain ("The Thorn Birds," "Shogun") in this brilliant film about a sensitive, recently divorced surgeon and his relationship with an unhappily married kook, set against the mid-'60s San Francisco scene. Co-starring Joseph Cotten ("Citizen Kane"), Golden Globe-winner Shirley Knight ("NYPD Blue," "Indictment: The McMartin Trial"), and Emmy-nominees Richard Dysart ("L.A. Law") and Rene Auberjonois ("Benson"). Terrific acting, in one of the decade's top films!
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 11
- Fresh: 10
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 7.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: ...an anti-The Graduate ... an essential film from and about America in the dying days of the '60s, yet the modernism of its style and ambitions makes Petulia impressively ahead of that time.
"…[O]ne of the decades top films!"?
This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.