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May 7, 2015
Shekhar Kapur gets particularly good work out of Blanchett, who invests Elizabeth with a disparate mix of naive vulnerability, tart wit and steadfast resolve, sometimes all within a single scene.
September 7, 2011
Without [Blanchett], Kapur's extravagant history lesson (written by Michael Hirst) blurs into dark doings among men in tights.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 11, 2011
Cate Blanchett gives a bravura performance in this dark and lurid account, which is done from a contemporary standoint as a conspiracy thriller, emphasizing the violent actions
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 31, 2008
"Elizabeth" is superior historical soap opera that shrewdly sidesteps all the cliches of British costume drama with its bold, often modern approach.
September 12, 2007
Dank interior castle settings create a claustrophobic intensity that underscores the growing sense of paranoia and people's sinister machinations in this battle for England.
Read More | Original Score: 83/100
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January 26, 2006
Kapur cunningly confuses gender roles, equates sex with death, and rattles through dark, stony passions with some considerable panache.
December 6, 2004
More often than not, it's a watchable and thought-provoking history lesson rather than the captivating, revealing, intimate portrait it wants to be.
Read More | Original Score: B
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
Drama of the ascendancy of England's most powerful queen brims with great acting, brilliant direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 15, 2002
Historians will take issue with some of the filmmakers' choices, but fans of juicy historical drama will just hunker down for the feast.
August 21, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 31, 2002
É como um livro de História - mas sem a didática que tornou admiráveis outros exemplares afins produzidos pelo Cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 24, 2002
Blanchett never curtsies to caricature. Her interpretation is complex, restrained, warmly sensual.
March 3, 2002
A well-done drama about power politics and the cult of personality.
October 24, 2001
An excellent film, it does not warrant a higher rating because it assumes the audience is very familiar with Elizabeth I's rise to the throne.
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May 11, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 14, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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