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The Other Boleyn Girl Reviews

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February 28, 2008
It's just another pointlessly dressed-up take on a story that's already plenty overdressed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 1, 2008
I've read reviews calling this a campy bodice-ripper. If only! It desperately needs a dose of the "b$&*%es on heat" sass of the novel. Instead, we have a milk and honey picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 27, 2008
Whatever its virtues, this is entirely too much melodrama to cram into a feature film. Characters are lost, too much happens off camera, and the whole compacted thing feels like Reader's Digest history.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 29, 2008
...a slightly steamy, highly romanticized period melodrama with real movie stars and a commensurate costume budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 78/100
February 29, 2008
Neither Johansson nor Portman convince.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 28, 2008
Take away the sumptuous settings and Hollywood glamour and what you have here is like Henry VIII for Dummies enacted by the cast of the OC.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 29, 2008
After covering much of its ground at a stylish canter, The Other Boleyn Girl finishes at a plod.
February 29, 2008
With The Other Boleyn Girl, the sheen and shine of the clothing and sets can't quite blind us to the fact there's very little drama under all the drapery, and you'll recall the textures of the fabrics long after you've forgotten the threads of the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 29, 2008
The film's seduction is all too obvious to ravish anyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 26, 2008
In the hands of a more competent director, Peter Morgan's strong script might have been turned into something more memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
February 28, 2008
The umpteenth film incarnation of Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn, The Other Boleyn Girl races through the events at the Tudor court like a triple-time miniseries.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 29, 2008
The Other Boleyn Girl pretends to be a serious historical romance, but it's really just a bodice-ripper, a cheap Harlequin paperback dressed up in frilly clothes.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 4, 2008
There isn't an enjoyable character in the bunch of this tragedy that constantly spirals downward.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: .5/5
March 1, 2008
As sorority party filler or a double bill with the likes of Cruel Intentions, this movie can't be beat.
Full Review | Original Score: D
February 28, 2008
superficial and staged
| Original Score: 2/5
February 29, 2008
More slog than romp, The Other Boleyn Girl tells the salacious story of two hot blue bloods who ran amok and partly unclothed in the court of Henry VIII.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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