The Private Life of Henry VIII - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Private Life of Henry VIII Reviews

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January 10, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2009
Korda and his humorists make sure the usual biopic solemnity is not part of this royal court
February 24, 2011
The film's most famous bit involves Laughton eating a chicken with a primal gusto that clearly defines King Henry's character as a gluttonous man devouring whatever is put before him.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 27, 2002
The sensual gusto in the scenes of Henry's indulgences is enthusiastically presented, and Korda deserves credit for giving us a very human portrait of this controversial figure.
Full Review | Original Score: 74/100
October 23, 2008
... an illusion of grand production values and produced and released... with a mix of high culture and popular showmanship.
July 27, 2014
Director Alexander Korda is the chief beneficiary of Laughton's larger-than-life performance, as his conservative helmsmanship fails to provide the film with a distinctly personal stamp
Full Review | Original Score: 72/100
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 14, 2007
Laughton's definitive performance is reason to see this elaborate costume drama.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 24, 2003
It ain't history, but it's hugely entertaining.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 3, 2003
Educational and hilarious. The quintessential Laughton role!
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
December 17, 2004
Sometimes stiff but fascinating biopic
| Original Score: 4/5
June 28, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 14, 2011
Charles Laughton, who wa sonly 33 but looked older, won the Best Actor Oscar for playing the titular role with such bravado.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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