• PG-13, 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Stephen Frears
    In Theaters:
    Oct 6, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 24, 2007
  • Miramax Films


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The Queen Reviews

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Heather Huntington

The Queen will knock your socks off.

Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com | Original Score: 8/10

February 9, 2011
Nick Rogers

Stuffed with stinging truths about swiftly turning winds of public opinion, Stephen Frears' film is a tough, fair-minded and, at times, morbidly satirical depiction of the extraordinary circumstance of leading in grief as well as government.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 4/4

September 17, 2010
Fernando F. Croce

Trenchantly stages its climax around the passing of an era

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 28, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Surely to be considered at Oscar time.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 29, 2009
Bob Mondello
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A lesser director might make all of this deadly earnest, but Frears treats it as what you might call a tragi-comedy of manners, perfectly serious but human foibles everywhere.

Full Review Source: NPR.org

October 18, 2008
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

A disappointingly claustrophobic play at sympathy for someone so out of touch with her 'subjects.' And why blow it up for the big screen? . . . Where's the arc? The tragic flaw? The ebbs and flows to her character? . . . A middle-of-the-pack chamber drama

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

October 9, 2008
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Director Stephen Frears' The Queen offers an incisive and utterly persuasive glimpse behind the scenes of recent history.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 5/5

August 7, 2008
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

Whatever the Sex Pistols say, she is a human being.

Full Review Source: Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

May 12, 2008
Brandon Fibbs

The Queen is an unqualified triumph that works on all levels.

Full Review Source: BrandonFibbs.com | Original Score: 8/10

February 28, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

Like the Queen, Mirren is saying: This is how you act, this is how you survive, this is how you reign.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

September 22, 2007
Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies

I was to this film. It's slow and plodding throughout, yet the format Frears brings to the table is gripping in its balance.

Full Review Source: Calgary Movies

August 13, 2007
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a compelling drama that effectively humanizes the title character...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

August 4, 2007
James Plath

An intelligent script that keeps in the spirit and tone of Britain's House of Mountbatten-Windsor, and yet slyly manages a wink at the audience every now and then.

| Original Score: 4/4

July 28, 2007
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

I never thought I'd get choked up over a movie about the stuffy upper-crust of the British monarchy, but then along came The Queen.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 4/4

July 14, 2007
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

... beneath the simple and straightforward facade lies a hidden depth that does not announce itself with dramatic intensity ...

Full Review Source: DVD Review

July 10, 2007
Dragan Antulov

britanski film u najpozitivnijem smislu rije%u010Di

Full Review Source: Index.hr | Original Score: 6/10

June 22, 2007
Anton Bitel

The serio-comic approach offers a confusing portrait of the Queen's public and private faces: part sober drama, part high camp, part soap opera, and part right royal romp.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

June 13, 2007
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Un retrato íntimo e interesante en el que lo más sobresaliente es, por lejos, la sobria composición de Helen Mirren.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

May 21, 2007
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

The remarkable achievement is not just in Helen Mirren's performance -- but in the sly, often almost imperceptible observations of how violently worlds can collide with a fleeting word, a subtle gesture.

Full Review Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas) | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 27, 2007
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the portrayal is no mere imitation; Mirren creates a living, breathing Queen Elizabeth that goes beyond the public image.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

April 9, 2007
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