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drama, romance

Warren Beatty stars as a Korean war veteran who returns home and takes a job a mental hospital.

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- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Fresh: Brilliant and delicate, but also depressing and enigmatic psychodrama.

- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Much misunderstood and a commercial flop in 1964, Lilith is well acted by Warren Beatty and one of the first American films to deal with mental illness and the fine line between therapists and patients while using the stylistics of the French New Wave.

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Is it ironic that a movie that takes place in a mental institution could make you feel like you're going nuts right after you finish watching it? Robert Rossen's direction really fits the bill here and compliments a fantastic cast. Lilith is full of little unexplained moments that leave you inching toward that isolated wing of the nut house, but despite her supposed spell over everyone, Jean Seberg (and her wig) just mostly annoyed me. The Gene Hackman scene was great and I saw Peter Fonda's resolution a mile away but the last 15 minutes kind of took a bit of the experience away for (or from) me. Extra points for Kim Hunter. I have no idea why but she was kind of foxy in this movie.

- mjgildea, Tuesday, August 17, 2010