Nicholas and Alexandra Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 30, 2012
While it remains a treat for the eyes, Nicholas and Alexandra suffers from the filmmakers' attempts to tell too much.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
January 30, 2012
A lengthy, visually impressive period piece with little in the way of new material or fresh spins on history to distinguish it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
July 7, 2010
Sam Spiegel comes up with a rarity: the intimate epic, in telling the fascinating story of the downfall of the Romanovs.
Emanuel Levy
February 28, 2008
This lavish but a bit stale and overlong epic about the tragic fate of Ruusia's last czar and his wife (well acted by Janet Suzman) was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Susan Granger
December 15, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
April 19, 2005
Stodgy, but intermittently absorbing.
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 3, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
January 1, 2000
[Features] eye-pleasing production design and costumes.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
When James Goldman's script hits one of its frequent dead spots, Schaffner's camera is there to take up most of the slack with elegantly designed wide-screen compositions.
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Tom Milne
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Old-fashioned, overlong costume epic.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
One can be more or less hypnotized by the spectacle of their downfall, but it's difficult to be really moved by it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The problem with Nicholas and Alexandra is that it considers the Russian Revolution from, in some ways, the least interesting perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 24, 2003
Production values are high, but it lacks momentum.
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