Elizabeth Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Without [Blanchett], Kapur's extravagant history lesson (written by Michael Hirst) blurs into dark doings among men in tights.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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David Rooney
Variety
July 31, 2008
"Elizabeth" is superior historical soap opera that shrewdly sidesteps all the cliches of British costume drama with its bold, often modern approach.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Kapur cunningly confuses gender roles, equates sex with death, and rattles through dark, stony passions with some considerable panache.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
January 1, 2000
It's almost guaranteed to get a couple of Oscar nominations in the technical categories, and I think Blanchett deserves one, too.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4