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The Duchess Reviews

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September 29, 2016
Keira wears a series of gorgeous frocks and runs through her full repertoire of smirks and simpers... But if you can look past the dresses and the sullen lips, then you have to admit that [she] delivers another solid performance.
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 9, 2009
The Duchess doesn't pretend to be anything other than what it is: a comfortable, low-calorie morsel of historical drama.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 5, 2009
a refreshing look at British royalty, and it will curb your want to be part of that era, age and societal level
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 5, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 29, 2008
Deserves credit for playing things straight %u2013 complete with its moral quagmire and inherent sadness. The performances of Knightley, Fiennes and Atwell really make it work.
Read More | Original Score: 75/100
November 26, 2008
Hands Keira Knightley another plum leading role and serves as yet another example of how Ralph Fiennes' brooding brand of acting can be successfully employed for all manner of characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 20, 2008
With striking parallels to the life of her direct descendant, Princess Diana, this stunning film of the tortured love life of Duchess Georgiana Spencer is a triumph for its star, Keira Knightley.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2008
This is a wonderful film.
November 7, 2008
There's something really special about Kiera Knightly in these period pieces.
October 28, 2008
Knightley shines in this tale of grace under pressure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 20, 2008
Husbands and boyfriends, be especially diplomatic when accompanying your dates to The Duchess. This lavish look back at a royal pain and his beleaguered bride is a chick flick with anger issues.
October 18, 2008
It chronicles the saga of a vibrant and forward-thinking woman hampered by the constraints of a rigid society.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 15, 2008
A film of elegance, wit and some power that's just a bit too compromised by its rather soapy underpinnings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 14, 2008
"In the end it may not be much more than a glorified, period-piece soap opera,...but with riveting performances like these, who cares?"
October 12, 2008
More absorbing and honest than your typical costume drama. Fiennes's performance of the painfully antisocial Duke is impeccable.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 11, 2008
And here we thought Diana was dead.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 10, 2008
You'll spend a lot of time in The Duchess wondering if the film has a point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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