The Other Boleyn Girl Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 12, 2012
Irresistibly salacious soap opera, teeming with lust, scheming, backstabbing, and some outrageously overheated plot twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
July 22, 2008
A very entertaining and involving story of family and sacrifice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 17, 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 | Original Score: 4/5
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
June 9, 2008
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.
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 22, 2008
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.
May 1, 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 | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
April 15, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 21, 2008
There are moments when you can see how terrific this film could have been
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Will Lawrence
Empire Magazine Australasia
March 20, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
March 19, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 9, 2008
A depressing soap opera of a film, "The Other Boleyn Girl" makes early English history, at least for women, look like Hades itself. And maybe it was. After all, a woman's reputation and worth did not depend on so much on her education, personality and goo
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 7, 2008
Screenwriter Peter Morgan (The Queen) gives the bodice-ripping action of Philippa Gregory's novel a high-tone gloss by stressing the political machinations at work behind the bed-hopping.
| Original Score: 3/4
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 7, 2008
It is absurd yet enjoyable, and playing fast and loose with English history is a refreshing alternative to slow and tight solemnity; the effect is genial, even mildly subversive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Arendt
BBC.com
March 7, 2008
Ravishing frocks and heaving bosoms are the main constituents of The Other Boleyn Girl, an entertaining bodice ripper lightly disguised as historical fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
March 7, 2008
Worthy of thine attention? Corset is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Will Lawrence
Empire Magazine
March 7, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 6, 2008
There are a few flaws including historical inaccuracies, but the spirited jousting of Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson as the Boleyn Sisters tantalises and tempts us royally
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 3, 2008
I think the performances are really good.
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