The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Reviews

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Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
April 27, 2005
It's a war of minds and wills, but where it stands is at a point where Michael Curtiz still could direct ably, but the material wouldn't give way toward something better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
April 23, 2005
Davis seizes every possible opportunity to make herself into a mad spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
July 20, 2003
This strange film--a romantic fable, wholly fictitious yet rooted in historically accurate minutiae--is a pleasure
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 26, 2002
Lavish, star-studded, but ultimately rather dull
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 16, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 8, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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May 24, 2003
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
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