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The King's Speech Reviews

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February 27, 2018
The film is not even interesting as a work of art.
January 3, 2011
The problem isn't the performers, but the waste of potentially interesting aspects
November 19, 2010
The King's Speech remains a decorous bit of middlebrow mush.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 16, 2013
Too ingratiating to resonate deeply.
November 22, 2010
Tom Hooper turns history into formula. Can poor Bertie gather the nerves to address his people when duty calls? Take a wild guess.
January 25, 2011
A scantily used Rorschach device typifies the wasted potential here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 25, 2011
The tone shifts, lamentably, from one buoyed by awkward comedy and very British charm to one that is more concerned with decorum and duty. What was a remarkably entertaining costume drama soon becomes a remarkable slog.
Full Review | Original Score: 49/100
July 11, 2012
Every quality amounts to a big so what? for me.
Full Review | Original Score: 56/100
December 16, 2010
Complacent middlebrow tosh engineered for maximum awards bling and catering to a nostalgia for the royalty we've never actually had to live with.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 16, 2013
A polite, occasionally rousing, and more often than not, boring affair.
| Original Score: 3/5
November 24, 2010
Honestly, the thought of George VI flubbing his big moment pales in the larger picture. Via some closing text, we learn that he inspired the nation to strength. But politics is about more than being in fine voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 4, 2011
A stuffy melodrama tailored for the therapist acting-a-thon. A tragic combo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 8, 2010
I think it would be more effective on the stage, sans score and with only the implications of greater world events in the background.
November 23, 2010
Each scene in The King's Speech is so poorly staged that its ineptitude sometimes borders on the avant-garde.
December 15, 2010
The Madness of King George (1994) is a lot more substantive than this precious bid for kneejerk Oscars.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 1, 2018
... [director Tom Hooper] had the ability to masterfully orchestrate the different elements of the film, especially the multi-star cast... [Full review in Spanish]
March 1, 2018
... it explores the backroom of power, its anxieties and chiaroscuros, the artifice of representation... [Full review in Spanish]
February 27, 2018
David Seidler, who wrote the screenplay, clearly did his homework, and the script is rich with dialogue uttered by the royal prototypes. Though he takes artistic license with certain facts, most such liberties are acceptable.
February 27, 2018
Overall, this film is a great piece of British cinema that boasts an exciting group of British talents in Firth, Rush and Carter.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2018
A brilliant Colin Firth leading a sensational cast with Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 8.6/10
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