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Mary Queen of Scots Reviews

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February 19, 2019
Mary Queen of Scots fails as cinema and as revolutionary tract.
February 16, 2019
The film has no shortage of talent in front of the camera to make it one of this year's most overlooked but satisfactory films.
February 13, 2019
The two women are such a delight to watch (with Ronan having twice as much screen time as Robbie) that they offset a few flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2019
Powerhouse performances from Saoirse Ronan & Margot Robbie drive Josie Rourke's searing chamber piece about one of history's greatest catfights.The film has been Oscar-nominated for make-up, which managed the extraordinary feat of making Robbie look ugly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 8, 2019
Josie Rourke confuses pride with narcissism and dignity with classicism. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 7, 2019
The film starts out rather tricky as far as its information and Rourke's camera never finds the right style. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 7, 2019
It is indeed a supreme pleasure watching two of today's finest actresses effortlessly carrying the film. So much so, it is easy to overlook the film's main shortcoming -- that it is frustratingly difficult to keep track of the [plot's] myriad twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2019
One of those plodding period pieces that is as handsomely mounted as one could possibly hope but which is utterly lacking in the kind of spark that would have elevated it beyond being a showcase for the costume and art direction departments.
February 7, 2019
Few movies make a better case for reexamining the patriarchal historical truths we've come to accept than the impassioned, intricate Mary Queen of Scots.
February 7, 2019
The precise account of a moment in which life and death ended up having the same meaning, beyond dogmas, ideologies and empires, and therefore a film more physical than theoretical or, even, historical. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 6, 2019
Ronan and Robbie give equally bold and sensitive performances in a valiant film hampered by issues with structure and pacing.
February 4, 2019
Mary, Queen of Scotland is a well-armed but forgettable drama. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 4, 2019
Josie Rourke portrays them like two pop icons: two women, both empowered. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2019
The film doesn't exactly do anything heinously wrong in its treatment of its Brit queens rivalry, but it finds no real means to elevate its story beyond the perfunctory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 1, 2019
The two-hour-long film does require patience. But there is enough juice here to keep you hooked.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 1, 2019
Saoirse Ronan is the soul of film, giving her all to the project. The first half especially is quiet dull and you sit through it because Saoirse is simply brilliant...if not for the two actresses, the film easily would have fallen flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 1, 2019
If only for their enthralling performances, the proto-feminist Mary Queen of Scots is worth a watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 1, 2019
Mary Queen of the Scots has a timely premise with a lot to say about toxic masculinity and women empowerment but never gets around to it, despite its brief sparks of brilliance that quickly die out before catching fire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 1, 2019
Despite some fine performances, Mary Queen of Scots ends up being a wonderful looking but still rather dull affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
February 1, 2019
Mary Queen of Scots is a handsome film, dressed to the nines in distracting costumes, which, once removed reveal a rather skeletal screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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