• PG, 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:    John Madden
  • In Theaters:    Jul 18, 1997 Wide
  • On DVD:    Apr 22, 1998

Mrs. Brown Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 31, 2004

This discreet drama failed to get to me emotionally.

Full Review | Original Score: C+
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
December 8, 2001

Unfortunately, the performances are not enough to carry this film, which feels much longer than its 83 minutes running time.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
July 18, 1997

Even as the film teases us with the underlying ''sensuality'' of the relationship, it fails to portray it as a convincing human bond. Mrs. Brown is stately yet depressed, like Victoria.

Full Review | Original Score: C+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 28, 2003

| Original Score: 3/5
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 30, 2003

| Original Score: 4/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000

Even as the historical and emotional incongruities threaten to derail the film, the acerbic and witty prose gives Mrs. Brown a humorous dimension that, at times, makes it feel like an English response to Ridicule.

Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 13, 2006

| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 17, 2003

| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 28, 2002

Explores the platonic friendship between the Queen of the British empire and a Scottish servant.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 20, 2008

terrific performances make it a must-see

| Original Score: 4/5
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
October 15, 2004

| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003

| Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
May 11, 2004

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 21, 2005

| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005


E! Online
January 1, 2000

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