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Her Majesty Reviews

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February 18, 2005
Her Majesty has all the makings of a perfectly charming family picture, and then the plot runs off the rails.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 15, 2005
Thinly drawn characters and ridiculous plot twists, not to mention being a rather sleepy, unengaging film anyway. But hey, no naughty stuff!
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 15, 2005
An excess of tired elements lend the narrative the trite sensation of an ABC After-School Special.
| Original Score: 2/4
February 17, 2005
Her Majesty has worse problems than a lack of realism, namely mediocre direction and acting that's at the level of bad community theatre.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 11, 2004
The movie has good intentions, but not much artistic merit behind them.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 12, 2004
So jammed with silly elements that it makes one weary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 17, 2005
Plots points and themes of imperialism and racism are hit on the nose repeatedly, until the audience takes a beating.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 18, 2005
Its amateurish elements often betray the relatively low budget, and there's also a serious lack of energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 18, 2005
Too earnest for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2011
Poignant story about tolerance and friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2004
The interactions between Elizabeth and Hira Mata have a nice natural warmth.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
April 30, 2004
Despite its clunkier moments, Her Majesty generally works because it realizes that kids often understand adult foibles much better than grownups themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 27, 2007
An outstanding family film about a teenage girl in New Zealand whose openness to others and yearning for justice is inspirational.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 25, 2004
This magical story follows a 13 year old girl in New Zealand who dreams that Queen Elizabeth will visit her small village of Middleton.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 6, 2004
Offers a miniature, slightly Splenda-ized history lesson that is both inspiring and entertaining for all ages.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 16, 2005
doesn't wallow in saccharine. It tells a tough story without apologies, and in the end charms the most hard-hearted . . . with its sense of joy and of justice
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 8, 2008
It's a nice study of a young girl's happy obsession.
May 11, 2005
The story's conflicts come unexpectedly, and they are the reasons the film is as instructive as it is entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 11, 2005
Gordon's nifty scenario juggles various aspects -- ordinary brink-of-adolescence growing pains, multicultural-tolerance lessons, suspense gambits -- with entertaining skill.
May 11, 2005
An enjoyable family viewing experience.
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