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Mary Queen of Scots Reviews

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December 12, 2018
Its sprawling storytelling about women in authoritative positions gives the picture its own sense of 16th-century political wokeness, which is notable in any era.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 11, 2018
A historical melodrama that lacks emotion, despite the fantastic performances of both lead actresses. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 11, 2018
Because of how heavy they were laying on the agenda, it made me stop to question, alright, how much of this is accurate.
December 11, 2018
This looks like some dry PBS period piece, but they talk some s---- in this movie.
December 11, 2018
...looks and acts like a historical drama, but does not feel true to the real story - except for the finale, and even that does not do history justice, either.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 11, 2018
Mary Queen of Scots shows a ferocity to match its two regal subjects.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 11, 2018
It's a film of two faces, one exposed and glowing, the other blotted out entirely, its vulnerability painted over.
December 11, 2018
Despite offering convincing and committed performances from its leads and an impressive attention to historical detail, Mary Queen of Scots is, well, kind of boring.
December 10, 2018
Every movie that has Saoirse Ronan in it works, to the extent that it has Saoirse Ronan in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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December 10, 2018
The movie has numerous faults (especially with a number of literary liberties) but is consistently polished enough to keep history buffs fascinated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 10, 2018
"Mary Queen of Scots" is both exactly what you'd expect from an Elizabethan era drama and exactly what you weren't expecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 8, 2018
Sumptuous in both visual and historical texture and context while delivering a telling character study. . .MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS is glorious and epic in its scope while captivating with intricate emotional nuances of each woman.
December 8, 2018
Josie Rourke makes her feature debut with a lush historical epic which falters in its bid for contemporary relevance...Who knew Stuart's second husband, Lord Darnley (Jack Lowden), was really a gay man with a flair for cunnilingus?
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 7, 2018
Rowan is a dead ringer for one of the paintings of the real Mary...this is agonizingly long, but enlightening, with fine acting and exceptional cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 7, 2018
A fascinating portrait of how two powerful women manage marriage and children to maintain and expand their reigns.
December 7, 2018
... admirably shows restraint by dialing down the melodrama in favor of a character-driven examination of a royal power struggle.
December 7, 2018
Great star performance in sometimes-violent historic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 7, 2018
It's in every sense a noble failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 7, 2018
It's a royal chore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 7, 2018
But I wish the cast, costume director, and hair and makeup team had a better story to work with.
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