• 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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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

It's just another pointlessly dressed-up take on a story that's already plenty overdressed.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 28, 2008
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)

I've read reviews calling this a campy bodice-ripper. If only! It desperately needs a dose of the "b$&*%es on heat" sass of the novel. Instead, we have a milk and honey picture.

Full Review Source: Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine) | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 1, 2008
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Whatever its virtues, this is entirely too much melodrama to cram into a feature film. Characters are lost, too much happens off camera, and the whole compacted thing feels like Reader's Digest history.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

February 27, 2008
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a slightly steamy, highly romanticized period melodrama with real movie stars and a commensurate costume budget.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 78/100

February 29, 2008
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Neither Johansson nor Portman convince.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

February 29, 2008
Nell Minow
Beliefnet

Take away the sumptuous settings and Hollywood glamour and what you have here is like Henry VIII for Dummies enacted by the cast of the OC.

Full Review Source: Beliefnet | Original Score: C

February 28, 2008
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review Source: Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: C

February 18, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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After covering much of its ground at a stylish canter, The Other Boleyn Girl finishes at a plod.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

February 29, 2008
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Dreary

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 27, 2009
James Rocchi
Cinematical

With The Other Boleyn Girl, the sheen and shine of the clothing and sets can't quite blind us to the fact there's very little drama under all the drapery, and you'll recall the textures of the fabrics long after you've forgotten the threads of the plot.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 2/4

February 29, 2008
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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The film's seduction is all too obvious to ravish anyone.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

February 29, 2008
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net

In the hands of a more competent director, Peter Morgan's strong script might have been turned into something more memorable.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 6.5/10

February 26, 2008
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

The umpteenth film incarnation of Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn, The Other Boleyn Girl races through the events at the Tudor court like a triple-time miniseries.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 28, 2008
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

The Other Boleyn Girl pretends to be a serious historical romance, but it's really just a bodice-ripper, a cheap Harlequin paperback dressed up in frilly clothes.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C-

February 29, 2008
Jeff Bayer
Daily Herald (IL)

There isn't an enjoyable character in the bunch of this tragedy that constantly spirals downward.

Full Review Source: Daily Herald (IL) | Original Score: 5/10

March 4, 2008
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com

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
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
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

As sorority party filler or a double bill with the likes of Cruel Intentions, this movie can't be beat.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: D

March 1, 2008
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com

superficial and staged

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

February 28, 2008
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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More slog than romp, The Other Boleyn Girl tells the salacious story of two hot blue bloods who ran amok and partly unclothed in the court of Henry VIII.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 29, 2008
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