• Released
  • December 16, 1963
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • Comedy
    Fantasy
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Billy Liar Synopsis
British undertaker's clerk (Tom Courtenay) steals, lies, dreams.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
A pungent pleasure from start to finish.
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90

The New York Times

By Dana Stevens
One of the great movies of the 1960's, but it has been, in this country at least, maddeningly elusive. In spite of its bitter edge, Billy...
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80

Village Voice

By Jessica Winter
Often seems less a British new wave front-runner than a charming nouvelle vague tagalong,
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70

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Tom Courtenay is quite good in the title role, and Julie Christie makes a memorable early appearance .
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70

Variety

An imaginative, fascinating film.
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