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Elizabeth: The Golden Age Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 21, 2011
As an historical reenactment it suffers from a great deal of simplification in order to make complex events quickly and easily understandable, and as a drama it suffers from a great deal of build that never really pays on it's promise.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 7, 2010
While the performances keep the film afloat, Kapur's over indulgent direction and his inadequate interpretation of history comes dangerously close to running it aground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
Calamitous
Dragan Antulov
Index.hr
July 15, 2009
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Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
August 23, 2008
Every shot, every costume is decadent with color, and every single twitch of Blanchett's face is imbued with meaning as she negotiates her way through her warring roles of being a woman and being a queen.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 1, 2008
But saddled with this dopey script, [Blanchett] is stuck pulling a series of poses and wearing one ornate gown after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
April 10, 2008
Blanchett is again director Shekhar Kapur's greatest asset. His weakness is his tendency to fall back on silly, melodramatic contrivance better suited to popcorn fare than to a believable meditation on Elizabethan England.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
Betrayal, war, love triangles and most importantly, Cate Blanchett proves to be able to capture strength, anger and sadness better...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
February 28, 2008
This is an epic, to be sure, but it is also a melodrama, a soap opera of titanic scale and bluster.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
February 21, 2008
A pedigreed romance, an excuse for Blanchett to bind herself in satin and channel Kate Hepburn.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 18, 2008
Figurinos, direção de arte e fotografia são exuberantes, mas fica até difícil apreciar a performance de Cate Blanchett em meio a um roteiro tão estúpido e à direção "olhem-pra-mim-sou-Cecil-B.-DeMille!" de Shekhar Kapur.
| Original Score: 1/5
Karina Longworth
SpoutBlog
February 4, 2008
A sequel, a costume fantasy, a romantic melodrama, a CGI war spectacular, a puzzling celebration of beauty over substance.
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
January 25, 2008
Menos interesante y más rutinaria que la primera Elizabeth (de 1998), esta segunda parte vale la pena más que nada por otra brillante composición de Cate Blanchett.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
December 24, 2007
a muddle that subsumes [its] premise in a mighty attempt to be several things all at once, with an uneven delivery
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
December 7, 2007
... fearsome and passionate with its visual flair, but incredibly confused as to how it wants to address Elizabeth's life beyond what has already been realized.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Roger Tennis
Cinemaclips.com
November 19, 2007
"Elizabeth: The Golden Age" is a worthy sequel to "Elizabeth". Cate Blanchett delivers the same performance that earned her so much praise the first time around. The epic feel harkens back to Hollywood's Golden Age.
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
November 17, 2007
Blanchett and the film powerfully embody the range of Elizabeth's mind and the force of her intellect, along with the necessary balance between moral scruple and realpolitik.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 9, 2007
The elaborate costumes and set decoration provide the only interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 9, 2007
It may have been a gamble for director Shekhar Kapur to pick up the threads of his acclaimed film Elizabeth from nine years earlier but the result is overtly satisfying
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 7, 2007
Unreliable as history and misguided as a contemporary allegory, Golden Age finally fails because it is a half-hearted spectacle, not even filmed in a widescreen format.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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