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The Duchess Reviews

Empire Magazine
March 4, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

February 27, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Gino Sassani
February 11, 2009
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
February 10, 2009
Yet another period piece about a progressive, fashionable woman constrained by the strict mores of her time, The Duchess is a gear-grindingly familiar romantic drama cloaked in sumptuousness.
Full Review | Original Score: C

Sydney Morning Herald
February 6, 2009
Matt Anderson
Movie Habit
January 20, 2009
Spend the night with The Duchess on Blu-ray
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gabriel Powers
January 14, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10

DVD Beaver
January 8, 2009
January 7, 2009
Lance Berry
January 5, 2009
It's a shame The Duchess didn't fare better at the box office, because it definitely deserved better. Now that it's on DVD, take it home and enjoy it in all its grandeur.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 2, 2009
Just as the characters themselves seem indifferent to one another, so do we as an audience feel indifferent toward them. (Blu-ray Edition)
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Aaron Beierle
December 31, 2008
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
December 29, 2008
The Blu-ray and DVD versions provide the same extras, although you'll be impressed by the filming locations and costumes if you view the 1080p high definition Blu-ray.
| Original Score: 75/100
Top Critic

Entertainment Weekly
December 25, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: C
Prairie Miller
December 21, 2008
Not just another royal goddess in a gilded cage costume drama, the film couldn't be more current now, when women bidding for the highest political offices are told to go home and take care of their kids or iron male shirts. Sexual subversion in corsets.
Doug Maclean
December 18, 2008
Adam Tyner
September 5, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 5, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6