The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)



Critic Consensus: Though it features some extravagant and entertaining moments, The Other Boleyn Girl feels more like a soap opera than historical drama.

Movie Info

Two ferociously ambitious sisters, Mary and Anne Boleyn, are rivals for the bed and heart of the 16th century English king Henry VIII.

Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements, sexual content and some violent images)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Morgan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 10, 2008
Box Office: $26.8M
Sony Pictures/Columbia - Official Site


as Henry Tudor

as Anne Boleyn

as Mary Boleyn

as George Boleyn

as Sir Thomas Boleyn

as Thomas Howard

as William Carey

as Katherine of Aragon

as Henry Percy

as Lady Elizabeth Boley...

as William Stafford

as Rider

as Jane Parker

as Physician

as Thomas Cromwell

as Lady in Waiting

as Francis Weston

as Jane Seymour

as Mary Talbot

as King's Messenger

as Young Henry

as Mary Talbot

as Archbishop Cranmer

as Young Catherine

as Little Henry

as Young Elizabeth

as Young Mary

as Young George

as Little Catherine

as Mary Tudor
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Critic Reviews for The Other Boleyn Girl

All Critics (139) | Top Critics (40)

Irresistibly salacious soap opera, teeming with lust, scheming, backstabbing, and some outrageously overheated plot twists.

Full Review… | August 12, 2012

Apart from the close ups of the lead actresses in 16th century garb, this movie is recommended only to soap opera aficionados and lovers of corsets.

Full Review… | January 19, 2010
Apollo Guide


Full Review… | August 27, 2009

A run-of-the-mill costume drama that made me think more about running home and Wikipedia-ing the characters than investing in the story before me.

Full Review… | September 8, 2008

A very entertaining and involving story of family and sacrifice.

| July 22, 2008
Sin Magazine

The history may have been narratively scrunched, but it's all the true lives of some powerful and unfortunate people. Very lush.

Full Review… | July 17, 2008

Audience Reviews for The Other Boleyn Girl

Excellent cast and based on a true story about two sisters who are pawned by their family into the Kings' court to bed King Henry VIII and produce a heir to the throne. The King breaks with the Catholic church when his wife, the Queen cannot give him an heir, in order to marry Anne Boleyn. She gives him an heir, not a son but a daughter - Elizabeth who ruled for 45 years after Henry's death. I love the costumes and drama. Great cast.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Excellent period drama that tells a perfect and dead on story of Anne (Natalie Portman) & Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson) as they both seduce King Henry VIII (Eric Bana) in this dramatic & tragic film masterpiece.

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer


Stylish and well directed, superb costumes and strong performances, the movie stand out to be truly enjoyable and highly dramatic.

Mhd Ekrayem

Super Reviewer

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