The Queen Reviews

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Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 15, 2007
It's all strongly performed, and smartly assembled in its scene-to-scene progression, despite Frears' continued disinterest in visual filmmaking
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 19, 2007
Stephen Frears masterfully articulates public outrage over the Queen's treatment of the tragedy that enabled Prime Minister Tony Blair to capture the imagination of Britain.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
February 17, 2007
Mirren is every inch the queen, and in this moving story she reigns supreme.
| Original Score: 4/4
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
February 11, 2007
Dame Helen rules.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
February 10, 2007
Assumindo um papel dificílimo, a veterana Helen Mirren alcança um equilíbrio impressionante em sua caracterização.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
February 7, 2007
A memoir of those strange days.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
February 7, 2007
Helen Mirren delivers a compelling performance as Queen Elizabeth II as she deals with the aftermath of the death of Princess Diana.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
February 6, 2007
[Frears is] a master at creating a cinematic style that perfectly reflects the subject of the screenplay.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
February 3, 2007
Both [Michael Sheen and Helen Mirren] understand the prickly push-and-pull that defines the fight -- the Gray Monarch v. the Great Modernizer -- and give quiet gravitas to the polite but firm standoffs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
January 26, 2007
You can't help but be taken by Mirren's faultless performance. Entranced by her every nuance. In awe of her very artistry as an actress.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 20, 2007
It is intelligent, hilariously funny and, ultimately, rather moving.
January 17, 2007
A royal winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 17, 2007
Like Blair, we are moved from skepticism to sympathy and ultimately to respect by the stunning performances and the perceptive screenplay.
| Original Score: A
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 13, 2007
It is fascinating to watch the petty jealousies play out amongst the royal set.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
January 10, 2007
THE QUEEN is one of the most entertaining and well madefeature films to come along in a while. It showcases a brilliant performance by its leading lady, Helen Mirren, and features sublime supporting performances ...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
January 3, 2007
It's easy to think of this as nothing more than a setting for Helen Mirren's performance ... which is, in a competitive year, at the top of the heap ... but the whole works on nearly every level.
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
December 31, 2006
Helen Mirren makes an amazing on-screen transformation into Queen Elizabeth II...Michael Sheen also bears an uncanny resemblence to Tony Blair.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Alan Dale
Blogcritics.org
December 31, 2006
To give the narrative depth, bite, or oomph, as naturalism, irony, or romance, or some combination ... Morgan would have to have invented more (as Shakespeare and Schiller did with their historical royalty)....
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
December 30, 2006
The tight grey curls, the tilt of the head and the no-nonsense walk with elbows and toes stuck out are the Queen's. The faint hint that this carapace harbours a wicked wit is all down to Mirren.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Emily S. Mendel
culturevulture.net
December 30, 2006
To cut to the chase, this film is entertaining, literate, interesting and wonderfully performed.
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