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Elizabeth: The Golden Age Reviews

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March 21, 2011
As an historical reenactment it suffers from a great deal of simplification in order to make complex events quickly and easily understandable, and as a drama it suffers from a great deal of build that never really pays on it's promise.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
July 7, 2010
While the performances keep the film afloat, Kapur's over indulgent direction and his inadequate interpretation of history comes dangerously close to running it aground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 27, 2009
Calamitous
July 15, 2009
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Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
August 23, 2008
Every shot, every costume is decadent with color, and every single twitch of Blanchett's face is imbued with meaning as she negotiates her way through her warring roles of being a woman and being a queen.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 1, 2008
But saddled with this dopey script, [Blanchett] is stuck pulling a series of poses and wearing one ornate gown after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 10, 2008
Blanchett is again director Shekhar Kapur's greatest asset. His weakness is his tendency to fall back on silly, melodramatic contrivance better suited to popcorn fare than to a believable meditation on Elizabethan England.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 3, 2008
Betrayal, war, love triangles and most importantly, Cate Blanchett proves to be able to capture strength, anger and sadness better...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 28, 2008
This is an epic, to be sure, but it is also a melodrama, a soap opera of titanic scale and bluster.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 21, 2008
A pedigreed romance, an excuse for Blanchett to bind herself in satin and channel Kate Hepburn.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 18, 2008
Figurinos, direção de arte e fotografia são exuberantes, mas fica até difícil apreciar a performance de Cate Blanchett em meio a um roteiro tão estúpido e à direção "olhem-pra-mim-sou-Cecil-B.-DeMille!" de Shekhar Kapur.
| Original Score: 1/5
February 4, 2008
A sequel, a costume fantasy, a romantic melodrama, a CGI war spectacular, a puzzling celebration of beauty over substance.
January 25, 2008
Menos interesante y más rutinaria que la primera Elizabeth (de 1998), esta segunda parte vale la pena más que nada por otra brillante composición de Cate Blanchett.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 24, 2007
a muddle that subsumes [its] premise in a mighty attempt to be several things all at once, with an uneven delivery
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 7, 2007
... fearsome and passionate with its visual flair, but incredibly confused as to how it wants to address Elizabeth's life beyond what has already been realized.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 19, 2007
"Elizabeth: The Golden Age" is a worthy sequel to "Elizabeth". Cate Blanchett delivers the same performance that earned her so much praise the first time around. The epic feel harkens back to Hollywood's Golden Age.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2007
Blanchett and the film powerfully embody the range of Elizabeth's mind and the force of her intellect, along with the necessary balance between moral scruple and realpolitik.
November 9, 2007
The elaborate costumes and set decoration provide the only interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 9, 2007
It may have been a gamble for director Shekhar Kapur to pick up the threads of his acclaimed film Elizabeth from nine years earlier but the result is overtly satisfying
November 7, 2007
Unreliable as history and misguided as a contemporary allegory, Golden Age finally fails because it is a half-hearted spectacle, not even filmed in a widescreen format.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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