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A United Kingdom Reviews

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March 10, 2017
It would have been easy for one of these plot threads to strangle the other, but the crisp writing, strong direction by Amma Asante plus Oscar-worthy performances by Oyelowo and Pike make each story support the other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 5, 2017
Oyetolo ("Selma") and Pike ("Gone Girl") are simply heartbreaking, either together or apart, in turning back family biases and political racism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 4, 2017
A welcome reminder that, even in the direst of situations and in the most impossible of times, love can indeed trump hate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 4, 2017
A sturdy historical drama that doubles as a love story and a surprisingly timely appeal for tolerance and understanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 3, 2017
Compassionate, if shallow, it's an inspiring geopolitical biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 3, 2017
A United Kingdom eventually settles for a modest spot on the good section of the quality spectrum.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 2, 2017
A warm, welcoming story of love crossing all borders.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 2, 2017
A United Kingdom combines history, romance and political intrigue for a solid and ultimately satisfying dramatic story.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 2, 2017
There's nothing wrong with it, but it has a stolid predictability, moving from frustration to triumph with the clanking regularity of a well-built clock that nevertheless could do with a little oiling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 28, 2017
Fascinating history told in less than romantic, abrupt strokes
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 27, 2017
Films like A United Kingdom may offer a very familiar cinematic approach, but prove to be no less worthy of being told.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 25, 2017
Like "Loving," which dealt with interracial marriage in the States, "A United Kingdom" rises above dealing with the same subject thanks to the performances of the film's stars
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 24, 2017
Fortunately for moviegoers, Assante's two leads are so adorable and charismatic together that it's easy to root for them.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 24, 2017
Screenwriter Guy Hibbert and Asante pull off a precision balancing act, illuminating the intensity of the love the couple shared and never once allowing their romance to take a back seat to the issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 24, 2017
... develops intrigue by weaving together its intimate love story with broader geopolitical issues.
February 24, 2017
Director Amma Asante is carving a niche for herself, making gorgeous-looking cinema from untold histories. Her best asset here is Oyelowo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 23, 2017
Oyelowo and Pike make for a convincing couple, even if the romance is the love-at-first-sight variety that requires a certain leap of faith.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 23, 2017
A moving film about the love, courage, and perseverance of an interracial couple facing wide-ranging challenges to their marriage.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 23, 2017
Oyelowo captures Seretse's quiet dignity while also hinting at the limits of his patience. And Pike is compelling as a woman who rises to the occasion regardless of the circumstances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 22, 2017
Sometimes a movie can have a bland face but a fierce heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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