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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Aardsy's rating of the film The Private Life of Henry VIII

    Turns out Henry was funny and not a prick?

  2. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Private Life of Henry VIII

    After 10 minutes, the suspense is unbearable: How Korda will film Anne Boleyn's decapitation ? An uneasy task after three scenes of comedy. With ´The Barretts of Wimpole Street', ´White Woman', 'The Island of Lost Souls' and this Alexander Korda production, Charles Laughton took by storm Hollywood and became THE actor to hire if you wanted the critics to praise your movie. Highly recommended.

  3. AKFilmFan's rating of the film The Private Life of Henry VIII

    A sly sense of humor and attention to detail are standard trademarks of a Korda film but the award-winning performance by Laughton is what stands out in the end in this enjoyable film.

  4. StellaWasaDiver's rating of the film The Private Life of Henry VIII

    Remember that cartoon from the 90's, "Histeria"? Where they took a historical figure and made a comedic story out of his or her life, while at the same time teaching you something? This film is aspiring toward the same end. Laughton is a bit annoying with all of his prancing about and guffawing, but there were some great racy jokes here and there.

  5. chanandre's rating of the film The Private Life of Henry VIII

    [Cinémathèque PT #263: 35 mm]