• PG-13, 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Justin Chadwick
    In Theaters:
    Feb 29, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 10, 2008
  • Sony Pictures/Columbia


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The Other Boleyn Girl Reviews

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Michael Dequina

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

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

August 12, 2012
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

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 Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 63/100

January 19, 2010
Fernando F. Croce


Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 27, 2009
Heather Huntington

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 Source: ReelzChannel.com | Original Score: 6/10

September 8, 2008
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

A very entertaining and involving story of family and sacrifice.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 22, 2008

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

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4/5

July 17, 2008
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Portman confere peso dramático à Ana Bolena, mas Johansson e Bana parecem seguir no piloto automático. Além disso, as liberdades históricas tomadas pelo roteiro são absurdas demais para poderem ser ignoradas.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 10, 2008
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat

The falling blade is the only element not missing the mark in this film. I wanted to call for the beheading after Act One, and spare the audience instead.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: .5/5

June 21, 2008
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

The film gets a full 'This is a work of fiction' disclaimer, even noting that any resemblance to any person living or dead is unintentional. That tells you something about how much trust to put in these historical CliffsNotes.

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

June 9, 2008
Prairie Miller

An all in the dysfunctional family royal romp with incestuous tendencies, this richly textured, dramatically disciplined, erotically laced and emotionally taut creation makes for weirdly kinky historical analysis, but pretty steamy pre-tabloid melodrama.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

June 9, 2008
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

If only there was some nobility among these royals.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C

May 28, 2008
Richard Knight
Windy City Times

In an earlier era this would have starred Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins and in its way, The Other Boleyn Girl is just as trashy and enjoyable.

Full Review Source: Windy City Times

May 22, 2008

If the late Aaron Spelling had lived long enough to produce Showtime's The Tudors, the result might have been something like The Other Boleyn Girl...

Full Review Source: MSNBC | Original Score: 3/5

May 1, 2008
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week

With plenty of betrayal, attempted incest and beheadings crammed into this period episode of The Young and the Restless, The Other Boleyn Sister has appeal in an otherwise stiff genre.

Full Review Source: Peterborough This Week | Original Score: 3/5

April 15, 2008
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

There are moments when you can see how terrific this film could have been

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3/5

March 21, 2008
Cynthia Fuchs

Such unwieldy mechanisms only draw attention to the movie's narrative contrivances.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

March 21, 2008
Will Lawrence
Empire Magazine Australasia

A rather titillating take on a racy historical novel, this is perhaps too ambitious in intent. More time, or more pruning (perhaps they should just have focused on The Boleyn girl), would have produced a richer and more enjoyable film.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 3/5

March 20, 2008
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

It's a fairly uninspired screenplay. And the same can be said for both the Boleyn girls. They are both extremely fetching in their tight bodices but unengaging as characters.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

March 19, 2008
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Hey, wait a minute, is the movie supposed to be this funny?

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Weekly

March 17, 2008
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Feels like an Oscar-bait title that somehow got its DNA mixed up with a daytime soap opera.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 16, 2008
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