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The Young Victoria Reviews

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January 8, 2010
If Molly Ringwold had taken a shot at 'respectability' in a Merchant Ivory Oscar-bait film, this might have been the perfect screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 16, 2009
The Young Victoria feels like a wasted opportunity and is among the least impressive in a long line of motion pictures about British royalty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 15, 2009
Man, British heritage cinema can be dull when assembly-lined for the export market.
December 28, 2009
I wonder: Was the director of The Young Victoria wearing a corset right alongside Emily Blunt? This is one tightly constricted period drama.
January 10, 2010
Plush, plodding stroll through the dowager queen's early years
December 15, 2009
The failure of the film is not so much a lack of historical accuracy or detail as a dearth of historical liveliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 21, 2009
Victoria's Secrets: Octomom plus one party animal who wears the pants, or rather crown in the family, and later for Charles Dickens.
December 25, 2009
The main focus is on Victoria's romance with Prince Albert (Rupert Friend), which takes two full acts to get going and has very little heat once it does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 6, 2009
The history is by Mills & Boon, the visuals are wall-to-wall frou-frou. Add the banality-packed dialogue ("Even a palace can be a prison") and some substandard mise-en-scène, and we feel like crying, "Call back Merchant Ivory!"
December 18, 2009
The film couldn't be more square or old-fashioned if it tried
December 18, 2009
A film with many admirable individual parts that form a surprisingly forgettable whole.
December 17, 2009
Yes, it's history, but give it some context, some drama at least!
| Original Score: 2.5/5
March 6, 2009
All the period trappings -decor, duds, dances - are immaculate, though presented in the manner of a set-text reconstruction rather than a living, breathing drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 17, 2009
Pretty, classy, and really all quite boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 18, 2009
If you ever saw The Devil Wears Prada, you know Blunt can be the most dynamic, scene stealing, vivacious actress on the screen. What happened?!?!?!
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
December 18, 2009
If you like this sort of movie -- and actually, cards on the table, I like this kind of movie -- you will not be sorry you saw it. But you will not come away from the experience feeling that you've seen Victoria, young or otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 25, 2009
It's a muddled but plush experience overall, and if you're a royalist completist or a historical romantic, you'll probably have a decent time. As much as Blunt may have wanted the role, though, I'm not sure it suits her.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 28, 2009
The way this story is told is just basically by people reading letters in voiceover while you look at beautiful furniture.
March 6, 2009
Yet another queasy entry into the ever-growing Queensploitation genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 30, 2009
As old Queen V. herself supposedly said: We are not amused.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
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