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The King's Speech Reviews

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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
January 29, 2018
Actor Colin Firth is simply mesmerizing, as is the rest of the talented cast who bring to life this fascinating footnote in British history.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 26, 2017
It's the kind of role that's tailor-made for Colin Firth.
March 11, 2016
Simple, moving and incredibly enjoyable.
February 20, 2015
This year's likable Brit period piece that will most likely win over both awards voters and older audiences looking for something to see that's not in 3-D.
Read More | Original Score: B
February 20, 2015
Watching Firth agonisingly stammer his way through the closing speech at the Empire Exhibition at Wembley Stadium in 1925 is a masterclass in acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
February 20, 2015
The King's Speech is a joy, and I adore it.
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