Diana Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 13, 2013
It may not be anything all that special, but it's harmless, well-made and entertaining on its own terms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
November 1, 2013
If you are a true lover of anything British/Diana, then seeing this movie is a must.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
October 31, 2013
While "Diana" is hardly a fully effective film, it admirably tries to understand a lonely public figure made briefly, energetically whole through a nourished intimacy.
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Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly
October 31, 2013
Diana is a Lifetime movie in sensible pumps. The British press hates it, but Americans simply don't care enough about the royal legacy to muster up serious outrage.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
October 29, 2013
Watts's work is extraordinary, sometimes keying off the same illicit register as Mulholland Drive; she risks being goofy, awkward and bratty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
October 28, 2013
Dismiss it as "A Lifetime Original Movie" if you like, but there's something quietly compelling in this portrait of the depressing isolation of fame
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2013
The ever-versatile, ever-daring Naomi Watts certainly looks and sounds the part of Diana, Princess of Wales in Oliver Hirschbiegel's sedate, telemovie-like account of the post-fairy tale phase of the doomed Diana's romantic life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Robert Jobson
This is London
September 6, 2013
It is a very watchable film - and certainly not the turkey some had dismissed it as even before its release.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Burns
Metro
May 5, 2015
An incredibly depressing re-make of Notting Hill.
Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly
February 4, 2014
Sets the proceedings within a misty cloud of conjecture.
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle
November 22, 2013
Yes, Diana is the poor little rich girl, but the opulent settings, private jets, yachts, and chauffeured cars prove peculiar and distracting affectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
November 15, 2013
This affair hardly plays as being more than the pre-Dodi Fayed footnote it still is today, much less deserving of this grand epic romance treatment given by the filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes
November 9, 2013
If I didn't know John Hughes was dead I would have sworn he had written this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
November 8, 2013
Are the micro-biopics that don't even bother to provide overviews of their famed subjects' entire lives, but instead lean on the spectacle of celebrity impersonation, the new camp?
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Suzanne S. Brown
Denver Post
November 8, 2013
Diana might have been flawed and scheming and love-starved, but this film doesn't help explain that. Nor does it illuminate the common touch and humanitarian side that endeared her to a global audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
November 8, 2013
Not a lot different from whatever movie Katherine Heigl has made lately.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 8, 2013
The film can't find the woman beneath the fašade, despite Watts' best efforts. Maybe she didn't exist. Or maybe there's a better movie to be made.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
November 8, 2013
Hirschbeigel says she's a miracle, the screenplay leans toward monster. I wish the film was interesting enough to make a case for both possibilities.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
November 7, 2013
It's ... a pity that her life is reduced to such a forgettable movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 7, 2013
Anyone who cares about this stuff already knows it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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