Mrs. Brown Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
Variety
January 29, 2007
Centering on a lesser-known chapter in the reign of Queen Victoria, this richly detailed drama about her intimate relationship with her servant that scandalized the country is extremely well-acted; Judi Dench deserves an Oscar nomination
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Dench is magnificent as Victoria, a toy-sized, black-suited, dough girl of despair, a woman slowly recovering her wits and her expectations.
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
''Mrs. Brown'' transcends its period setting not only with a keenly observed struggle between love and duty but also with the kind of controversy that envelops the Queen and her servant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Entertainment Weekly
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+