The Young Victoria (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Young Victoria (2009)



Critic Consensus: Emily Blunt shines as Victoria in this romantic but plodding royal portrait.

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On the eve of her 18th birthday and succession to the English throne, young Princess Victoria is caught in a royal power struggle. But, it is her blossoming relationship with Prince Albert that will determine the strength of her reign. Can she dedicate her life to her country and her heart to the one man she truly loves? Discover the passion and the romance behind one of history's greatest love stories.more
Rating: PG (for some mild sensuality, a scene of violence, and brief incidental language and smoking)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Julian Fellowes
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 20, 2010
Box Office: $10.9M
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Emily Blunt
as Queen Victoria
Rupert Friend
as Prince Albert
Paul Bettany
as Lord Melbourne
Miranda Richardson
as Duchess of Kent
Jim Broadbent
as King William
Harriet Walter
as Queen Adelaide
Thomas Kretschmann
as King Leopold
Jesper Christensen
as Baron Stockmar
Julian Glover
as Wellington
Rachael Stirling
as Duchess of Sutherlan...
Jeanette Hain
as Baroness Lehzen
Josef Altin
as Edward Oxford
Tom Brooke (III)
as Lord Chamberlain
Michaela Brooks
as Young Victoria Age 1...
Grace Smith
as Young Victoria Age 5
Sophie Roberts
as Lady Portman
Charlie Clarke
as The Newsboy
Robert Cambrinus
as Kammerrher Turner
Tom Fisher
as Lord Chamberlain
Alice Glover
as Duchess of Montrose
David Horovitch
as Sir James Clark
Jo Hartley
as Landlady
Bernard Lloyd
as Archbishop of Canter...
Johnny Lyne-Perkins
as Earl of Derby
Johnny Lyne-Perkis
as Earl of Derby
David Robb
as Whig Member
Malcolm Sinclair
as Charles Kemble
Thomas Michael Voss
as Dancing Master
Julie McDonnell
as Lady in Waiting
Julia St. John
as Marchioness of Hasti...
Liam Scott
as Duke of Sussex
Mark Beesley
as Opera Singer
Richard Quine
as Opera Singer
Rowley Irlam
as Footman
Mark Henson
as Falling Bishop
Dominic Preece
as Officer of Escort
Peter White
as Apprehending Pedestr...
C.C. Smiff
as Riding Double 'Alber...
Lenny Woodcock
as Pedestrian
Grace Smith
as Young Victoria Age 5
Julia St. John
as Marchioness of Hasti...
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Critic Reviews for The Young Victoria

All Critics (145) | Top Critics (32)

This Victoria is not particularly Victorian, but then she is young; and everyone wants a piece of her, politically speaking. Emily Blunt is lovely and strong-minded as the Young Vic.

Full Review… | January 15, 2010
Top Critic

This may be the perfect shared entertainment for daughters just growing out of their princess phase and mothers with their own challenges balancing love and work.

Full Review… | January 8, 2010
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Emily Blunt joins the ranks of great screen monarchs.

Full Review… | December 31, 2010

Talky and stately, but it has a degree of humanization making it far more enjoyable and relatable than others of its kind.

Full Review… | August 13, 2010

The Young Victoria is an attractive film. While many period pieces overwhelm with flashy production design in order to get attention, the stellar art direction found here is luscious yet never vulgarly so.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
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Full Review… | April 6, 2010

Audience Reviews for The Young Victoria


An engaging and sumptuous royal drama that features an exquisite art direction and costume design, but still the very best about it is both Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend, who shine together as Victoria and Albert and really make us care about their characters.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

History-lite for the sophomore high school set, albeit done with almost the best that money can buy. Blunt and Friend do as well as the passable script allows conveying the times and political infighting of court life. Only Mark Strong impressed me though as daring to press the limitations of the preset direction.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Victoria led a very controlled and protected life as heir to the throne. Everyone wanted to manipulate her. The movie covers the early years of her reign and her romance with Albert. Good movie and good cast.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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