The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

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Critic Consensus: Though it features some extravagant and entertaining moments, The Other Boleyn Girl feels more like a soap opera than historical drama.

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Two ferociously ambitious sisters, Mary and Anne Boleyn, are rivals for the bed and heart of the 16th century English king Henry VIII.
Rating:
PG-13 (for mature thematic elements, sexual content and some violent images)
Genre:
Drama , Romance
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Box Office:
$26,800,000.00
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Cast

Natalie Portman
as Anne Boleyn
Scarlett Johansson
as Mary Boleyn
Kristin Scott Thomas
as Lady Elizabeth Boleyn
Eric Bana
as Henry Tudor
Mark Rylance
as Sir Thomas Boleyn
Ana Torrent
as Katherine of Aragon
David Morrissey
as Thomas Howard
Benedict Cumberbatch
as William Carey
Eddie Redmayne
as William Stafford
Jim Sturgess
as George Boleyn
Juno Temple
as Jane Parker
Joanna Scanlan
as Midwife
Thom Cox
as Rider
Oliver Coleman
as Henry Percy
Michael Smiley
as Physician
Joseph Moore
as Young Henry
Andrew Garfield
as Francis Weston
Iain Mitchell
as Thomas Cromwell
Bill Wallis
as Archbishop Cranmer
Alfie Allen
as King's Messenger
Montserrat Roig de Puig
as Lady in Waiting
Daisy Doidge-Hill
as Young Anne
Tiffany Friesberg
as Mary Talbot
Brodie Judge
as Young Catherine
Oscar Negus
as Little Henry
Maisie Smith
as Young Elizabeth
Kizzy Fassett
as Young Mary
Finton Reilly
as Young George
Poppy Hurst
as Little Catherine
Constance Stride
as Mary Tudor
Corinne Galloway
as Jane Seymour
Tiffany Freisberg
as Mary Talbot
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Critic Reviews for The Other Boleyn Girl

All Critics (139) | Top Critics (40)

Why in the name of ermine boleros would anyone make such a dull, coy and, worst of all, pretty film about Anne Boleyn?

Full Review… | March 7, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

I think the performances are really good.

March 3, 2008
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

[An] oversimplified, overheated mediocre melodrama.

Full Review… | February 29, 2008
USA Today
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[A] vulgarized portrayal of the Tudor court.

Full Review… | February 29, 2008
Toronto Star
Top Critic

After covering much of its ground at a stylish canter, The Other Boleyn Girl finishes at a plod.

Full Review… | February 29, 2008
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

The Other Boleyn Girl is an agreeable piece of filmmaking, carefully and sometimes artfully balancing solemnity with fluff.

February 29, 2008
Seattle Times
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Audience Reviews for The Other Boleyn Girl

Portman is great and in fact the only one who stands out from the cast, but even though mildly intriguing, it is too bad that this story is made into a slow-paced soap-opera more concerned about melodrama than historical accuracy.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Excellent cast and based on a true story about two sisters who are pawned by their family into the Kings' court to bed King Henry VIII and produce a heir to the throne. The King breaks with the Catholic church when his wife, the Queen cannot give him an heir, in order to marry Anne Boleyn. She gives him an heir, not a son but a daughter - Elizabeth who ruled for 45 years after Henry's death. I love the costumes and drama. Great cast.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Excellent period drama that tells a perfect and dead on story of Anne (Natalie Portman) & Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson) as they both seduce King Henry VIII (Eric Bana) in this dramatic & tragic film masterpiece.

Cassie Hill
Cassie Hill

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