A stuffy melodrama tailored for the therapist acting-a-thon. A tragic combo.
Being exclusively realist is a tragedy.
Jan 5 - 03:43 AM
Well there goes the Oscars as all 3 main leads deserve to get one. Firth is a certainty, Rush was incredible and Bonham Carter had me completely convinced. A job well done by all. Superb film, take a lesson in real film making James Cameron.
Jan 5 - 06:55 PM
> Superb film, take a lesson in real film making James Cameron.What, blue aliens didn't have you convinced ?
Jan 10 - 05:46 AM
Did you even see this movie?!? Gambon as George V NEVER wheezes or coughs as a precursor to dying and you are COMPLETELY wrong when you wrote "King George was constitutionally required to consent to Chamberlainā??s capitulations. 'The Kingā??s Speech' never gets to that point..." Firth as King George VI makes it VERY clear that he has no power as king for that very reason (watch the scene in Westminster Abbey before the coronation). You also say "much was made of the Kingā??s respect for Hitlerā??s ability to move the masses"--he makes one very quick comment about Hitler speaking well. I also doubt anyone left the theater with a "feeling of optimism during one of London's darkest hours" (talk about a melodramatic remark!), because that's not at all what the movie was about--if anything, people left the theater with a feeling of optimism as to how beautiful and enduring a friendship based on mutual respect can last. Most of all, this movie had NOTHING to do with the history that we all can read about in a high school text book (which you obviously did for your review), but instead, the history is merely a backdrop to a triumphant lesson in friendship, perseverence, and humanity.
Jan 14 - 03:47 PM
What an embarrassment of a review from someone who clearly has very little understanding of British cinema; "What else does British filmmaking do besides humanize the affluent?" or even what he's watching or writing about."As any cursory examination of history shows, in the crucial moments, King George was constitutionally required to consent to Chamberlain?s capitulations." Yes, a point made numerous times throughout the film. However as head of state and a very important figure for the country, especially at such a worrying time, I have no doubt of the importance of this and other speeches from the king.
Jan 16 - 04:06 AM
Learn to enjoy movies which are intelligent, witty and fun. It is humanize because of his humbling issue.
Jan 22 - 12:22 PM
Having checked out this bloggers other reviews I observed he makes similar complaints about almost all movies... lots of fsux class warfare comments etc.Very pompous, seems to find a boost in hating every movie ever made, while betraying no knowledge of how to critique one.
Jan 26 - 06:29 PM
Yet another review saying, "What I don't like is that you should have made another movie about a different topic, preferably one that I like!"Get over it. This is an extremely well crafted movie about a subject that had some political and social import. It IS about an individual overcoming a challenge. It IS about a flawed therapist and his patient. Try taking those things as a given and then write a review.One thing I'll give you, the whole failed actor thing was unnecessary and distracting. But it was historically accurate, so they shoved it in there, I guess.
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