Nicholas and Alexandra Reviews

July 1, 2016
Opulent and well-acted, although fidelity to history is occasionally frayed.
January 30, 2012
While it remains a treat for the eyes, Nicholas and Alexandra suffers from the filmmakers' attempts to tell too much.
January 30, 2012
A lengthy, visually impressive period piece with little in the way of new material or fresh spins on history to distinguish it.
July 7, 2010
Sam Spiegel comes up with a rarity: the intimate epic, in telling the fascinating story of the downfall of the Romanovs.
February 28, 2008
This lavish but a bit stale and overlong epic about the tragic fate of Ruusia's last czar and his wife (well acted by Janet Suzman) was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.
December 15, 2007
January 26, 2006
Old-fashioned, overlong costume epic.
May 9, 2005
One can be more or less hypnotized by the spectacle of their downfall, but it's difficult to be really moved by it.
April 19, 2005
Stodgy, but intermittently absorbing.
October 23, 2004
The problem with Nicholas and Alexandra is that it considers the Russian Revolution from, in some ways, the least interesting perspective.
October 3, 2003
May 24, 2003
Production values are high, but it lacks momentum.
January 1, 2000
[Features] eye-pleasing production design and costumes.
January 1, 2000
When James Goldman's script hits one of its frequent dead spots, Schaffner's camera is there to take up most of the slack with elegantly designed wide-screen compositions.