For Queen and Country Reviews

May 21, 2013
A jolly caper it isn't, but for gritty thrills and powerful drama, it delivers.
May 21, 2013
Well-intentioned but overreaching.
May 21, 2013
Effective radical agitprop, relentless in its anger, this film is more outspoken about contemporary racism in England than any other feature that comes to mind.
May 21, 2013
Denzel Washington gives a forceful performance as the black protagonist, but the story sinks into mere cops-and-robbers melodrama after a while.
May 21, 2013
This is a serious subject, and worthy of a serious journalistic report. That is not, however, what For Queen and Country is.
May 21, 2013
Artfully directed and acted, For Queen & Country errs by overstating its case.
January 26, 2006
The choice of Washington doesn't help: he isn't bad in the part, but his accent strays absurdly. More worrying is the often corny plotting, the by now tired-looking exploitation of Broadwater violence, and a preposterous shootout ending.
July 1, 2004
Aside from the bizarre sight of Denzel Washington sporting a cockney British accent, there's not much worth recommending about For Queen and Country.
May 24, 2003
Sadly, in trying to make a point about an unjust society, director Martin Stellman and writer Trix Worrell go disastrously overboard.
May 24, 2003
In a terrifically subtle and powerful performance, Mr. Washington is true to the modest, struggling man he plays. His expression registers restrained anger and much confusion.
September 9, 2002
Washington creates the character as a convincing, sympathetic person, and he deserves more than to have the character thrown away on a phoned-in plot.
September 9, 2002
Serious-minded and foreboding -- a dark statement that might be a welcome astringent for the buttery buildup on your moviegoing palate.
September 9, 2002
For Queen & Country is suspense-free, a laboriously paced look at the poor man's impotence in an unjust society.