The Queen Reviews

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Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
February 9, 2011
The Queen will knock your socks off.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 17, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 28, 2009
Trenchantly stages its climax around the passing of an era
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Surely to be considered at Oscar time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
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.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Director Stephen Frears' The Queen offers an incisive and utterly persuasive glimpse behind the scenes of recent history.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
May 12, 2008
Whatever the Sex Pistols say, she is a human being.
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
The Queen is an unqualified triumph that works on all levels.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 22, 2007
Like the Queen, Mirren is saying: This is how you act, this is how you survive, this is how you reign.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies
August 13, 2007
I was to this film. It's slow and plodding throughout, yet the format Frears brings to the table is gripping in its balance.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 4, 2007
...a compelling drama that effectively humanizes the title character...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Plath
Reel.com
July 28, 2007
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
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
July 10, 2007
... beneath the simple and straightforward facade lies a hidden depth that does not announce itself with dramatic intensity ...
Dragan Antulov
Index.hr
June 22, 2007
britanski film u najpozitivnijem smislu rije%u010Di
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
April 27, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 9, 2007
...the portrayal is no mere imitation; Mirren creates a living, breathing Queen Elizabeth that goes beyond the public image.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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
Michael Dwyer
Irish Times
January 5, 2007
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