• 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

Emanuel Levy
Variety
Top Critic
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+

Time Out
Top Critic
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.


Globe and Mail
Top Critic
April 12, 2002

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Janet Maslin
New York Times
Top Critic
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
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Susan Stark
Detroit News
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

USA Today
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

| Original Score: 3/4
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

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+