The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)



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

Movie Info

Two ferociously ambitious sisters, Mary and Anne Boleyn, are rivals for the bed and heart of the 16th century English king Henry VIII.more
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements, sexual content and some violent images)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Morgan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 10, 2008
Box Office: $26.8M
Sony Pictures/Columbia - Official Site


Eric Bana
as Henry Tudor
Natalie Portman
as Anne Boleyn
Scarlett Johansson
as Mary Boleyn
Jim Sturgess
as George Boleyn
Mark Rylance
as Sir Thomas Boleyn
David Morrissey
as Thomas Howard
Benedict Cumberbatch
as William Carey
Ana Torrent
as Katherine of Aragon
Oliver Coleman
as Henry Percy
Kristin Scott Thomas
as Lady Elizabeth Boley...
Eddie Redmayne
as William Stafford
Thom Cox
as Rider
Juno Temple
as Jane Parker
Michael Smiley
as Physician
Iain Mitchell
as Thomas Cromwell
Montserrat Roig de P...
as Lady in Waiting
Andrew Garfield
as Francis Weston
Corinne Galloway
as Jane Seymour
Tiffany Freisberg
as Mary Talbot
Alfie Allen
as King's Messenger
Joseph Moore
as Young Henry
Tiffany Friesberg
as Mary Talbot
Bill Wallis
as Archbishop Cranmer
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
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Critic Reviews for The Other Boleyn Girl

All Critics (139) | Top Critics (40)

Irresistibly salacious soap opera, teeming with lust, scheming, backstabbing, and some outrageously overheated plot twists.

Full Review… | August 12, 2012

Apart from the close ups of the lead actresses in 16th century garb, this movie is recommended only to soap opera aficionados and lovers of corsets.

Full Review… | January 19, 2010
Apollo Guide


Full Review… | August 27, 2009

A run-of-the-mill costume drama that made me think more about running home and Wikipedia-ing the characters than investing in the story before me.

Full Review… | September 8, 2008

A very entertaining and involving story of family and sacrifice.

Full Review… | July 22, 2008
Sin Magazine

The history may have been narratively scrunched, but it's all the true lives of some powerful and unfortunate people. Very lush.

Full Review… | July 17, 2008

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

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

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

Super Reviewer

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