Victoria & Abdul Reviews

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August 26, 2019
Judi Dench is a force like no other on the big screen.
June 4, 2019
Oversimplification of geopolitical issues aside, Victoria & Abdul is a light, charming entertainment that features yet another stunning performance by Dench.
April 26, 2019
As gorgeous as the film is, it is still Dench's performance that really rivets.
February 22, 2019
This stacked cast and gentle sense of humour, with a keen eye trained on the absurdities of British formality, ensure that Victoria and Abdul is consistently entertaining despite being inescapably generic.
January 30, 2019
I don't believe Victoria & Abdul was meant to be presented on an investigative level and pass judgment about the past; it doesn't pretend to be responsible, which is why I didn't mind its familiar templates and young emotions.
January 30, 2019
Dench once again proves even the lightest of films can be elevated by her impeccable presence.
December 3, 2018
It's Love & Friendship for stupid people, extricated of all wit and confrontation
November 23, 2018
This tale of a young Indian servant who catches the eye of the old queen and ends up her favourite means well, but isn't enough of an irritant to the Establishment.
November 7, 2018
Victoria and Abdul is a well above average biopic featuring a royal (Dame Judy) Dench at the top of her game.
November 6, 2018
Let Victoria & Abdul in, and it will warm your heart and reignite your faith in humanity.
November 1, 2018
While Victoria & Abdul does tell the story of an inspiring friendship, it comes wrapped in an odious package of colonialist sentimentality.
October 31, 2018
Fatally shifts its focal gaze away from the viewpoint of Abdul to being told from the perspective of the head of the British Empire, which is a far less interesting angle.
October 5, 2018
Not one of Stephen Frears' finest hours, I'm afraid.
August 30, 2018
A one-note historical comedy that could've stood out if it wasn't too busy running jokes ever so often.
August 14, 2018
Lacks any depth or heart, too busy with irritating and racist hijinks.
June 20, 2018
Your nan's fave starring Judi Dench also just happens to be a putrid ode to colonialism. What fun!
May 2, 2018
It fails to recognise, and in some instances encourages, the much more insipid, coded racism in the film.
February 21, 2018
The film is sharp in how it illustrates the palace games for power. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 15, 2018
An Indian Muslim in Queen Victoria's Court
January 17, 2018
I'm enjoying the chemistry here, but I don't know if I love the movie as much.
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