The direction, by Tom Hooper, and look of the thing is as sumptuous and assured as you’d think, it’s unspectacular but still consistently solid, with the focus moving to any microphone in view whenever Firth’s character has to attempt to make a speech. And the script, perhaps surprisingly so for a movie about someone who can hardly speak, is fantastic.
This is filmmaking at its finest. The score is superb. The sets are superb. The cinematography is superb. However, the most superb part of this film is easily Collin Firth's performance as the King. Most actors would stutter and end up overacting and giving comedic effect. Firth legitimately made the viewer feel for him. The scene towards the end when he gives the speech could be the best-acted scene in film history.
Un film magnifique nous rappelant qu'avec courage et efforts, il nous est possible de dépasser les plus grands obstacles, incluant ceux qu'on met nous-mêmes sur notre chemin. Le jeu des acteurs est parfait, ainsi que la trame sonore. C'est un film qui nous permet aussi de mieux comprendre la culture anglaise et son aristocratie légendaire.
Depicts a fascinating personal journey and brilliantly invoks the mood and history of the period. Tom Hooper provides exquisite direction and builds a momentum which results in a thrilling finale. The photography is also beautiful. It is very rewatchable and is one of those populist films which is so overplayed that people forget how well executed it really is.