A Royal Night Out

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Undeniably slight yet thoroughly charming, A Royal Night Out uses a fascinating historical footnote as a springboard into a fun dramedy diversion.



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On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance.

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Sarah Gadon
as Princess Elizabeth
Bel Powley
as Princess Margaret
Rupert Everett
as King George
Emily Watson
as Queen Elizabeth
Ruth Sheen
as Jack's Mum
Jack Gordon
as Lieutenant Burridge
Jack Laskey
as Captain Pryce
Laurence Spellman
as Capt. Ashworth
Russell Balogh
as Military Police Officer
Jack Brady
as Pub landlord
Tim Potter
as Duty Manager
Jessica Jay
as Princess Margaret Lookalike
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All Critics (72) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (53) | Rotten (19)

  • A Royal Night Out is a film of enormous charm, texture and good will, thanks largely to the three leads.

    Dec 10, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

    Top Critic
  • It's jazzy fluff, but the film panders.

    Dec 4, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • What makes "A Royal Night Out" palatable are the lead performances.

    Dec 3, 2015 | Full Review…
  • "A Royal Night Out" is a featherweight trifle.

    Dec 3, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Unless viewers are aficionados of the old royal family, I'm not sure how interested they'll be in following two posh-accented young women chasing through drunken crowds in period dress, though Powley, in particular, is a charmer.

    Dec 3, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The lovely performances, especially by Gadon and Powley, make the film a passably pleasing tale of teens gone slightly wild, with a royal twist.

    Dec 3, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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