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The Other Boleyn Girl Reviews

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Michael Dequina
August 12, 2012
Irresistibly salacious soap opera, teeming with lust, scheming, backstabbing, and some outrageously overheated plot twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide
January 19, 2010
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 | Original Score: 63/100
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
Heather Huntington
September 8, 2008
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 | Original Score: 6/10
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
July 22, 2008
A very entertaining and involving story of family and sacrifice.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
July 17, 2008
The history may have been narratively scrunched, but it's all the true lives of some powerful and unfortunate people. Very lush.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 10, 2008
Portman confere peso dramático à Ana Bolena, mas Johansson e Bana parecem seguir no piloto automático. Além disso, as liberdades históricas tomadas pelo roteiro são absurdas demais para poderem ser ignoradas.
| Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
June 21, 2008
The falling blade is the only element not missing the mark in this film. I wanted to call for the beheading after Act One, and spare the audience instead.
| Original Score: .5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 9, 2008
The film gets a full 'This is a work of fiction' disclaimer, even noting that any resemblance to any person living or dead is unintentional. That tells you something about how much trust to put in these historical CliffsNotes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Prairie Miller
June 9, 2008
An all in the dysfunctional family royal romp with incestuous tendencies, this richly textured, dramatically disciplined, erotically laced and emotionally taut creation makes for weirdly kinky historical analysis, but pretty steamy pre-tabloid melodrama.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 28, 2008
If only there was some nobility among these royals.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 22, 2008
In an earlier era this would have starred Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins and in its way, The Other Boleyn Girl is just as trashy and enjoyable.
May 1, 2008
If the late Aaron Spelling had lived long enough to produce Showtime's The Tudors, the result might have been something like The Other Boleyn Girl...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
April 15, 2008
With plenty of betrayal, attempted incest and beheadings crammed into this period episode of The Young and the Restless, The Other Boleyn Sister has appeal in an otherwise stiff genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 21, 2008
There are moments when you can see how terrific this film could have been
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cynthia Fuchs
March 21, 2008
Such unwieldy mechanisms only draw attention to the movie's narrative contrivances.
Will Lawrence
Empire Magazine Australasia
March 20, 2008
A rather titillating take on a racy historical novel, this is perhaps too ambitious in intent. More time, or more pruning (perhaps they should just have focused on The Boleyn girl), would have produced a richer and more enjoyable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
March 19, 2008
It's a fairly uninspired screenplay. And the same can be said for both the Boleyn girls. They are both extremely fetching in their tight bodices but unengaging as characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
March 17, 2008
Hey, wait a minute, is the movie supposed to be this funny?
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 16, 2008
Feels like an Oscar-bait title that somehow got its DNA mixed up with a daytime soap opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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