Elizabeth Reviews

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September 7, 2011
Without [Blanchett], Kapur's extravagant history lesson (written by Michael Hirst) blurs into dark doings among men in tights.
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.
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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.
June 18, 2002
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April 12, 2002
May 11, 2001
March 21, 2019
Acted and directed with great energy and imagination.
September 15, 2017
With her power constantly challenged by the state and the church, and with powerful men conspiring against her at every turn, it's little wonder that the strength of the first Elizabeth to rule England is legendary.
November 22, 2011
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
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