The Queen Reviews

August 21, 2019
It's surprising how tame and incurious Stephen Frears' documentation of the aftermath of Diana's death on the Royal Family (and the Queen in particular) actually is.
October 9, 2008
A disappointingly claustrophobic play at sympathy for someone so out of touch with her 'subjects.' And why blow it up for the big screen? . . . Where's the arc? The tragic flaw? The ebbs and flows to her character? . . . A middle-of-the-pack chamber drama
June 13, 2007
The serio-comic approach offers a confusing portrait of the Queen's public and private faces: part sober drama, part high camp, part soap opera, and part right royal romp.
May 21, 2007
Un retrato ntimo e interesante en el que lo ms sobresaliente es, por lejos, la sobria composicin de Helen Mirren.
October 27, 2006
I was bored. Still an enigma, Queen Elizabeth had no character "arc."
October 18, 2006
...slow and inaccurate...nothing I'd want to sit through if I knew what was in store for me, unless I just wanted to see a good impersonation of Queen Elizabeth and a bad impersonation of the eloquent Tony Blair.
September 5, 2006
The tabloid appeal is obvious, but Morgan's script is tomorrow's chip paper.