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  1. jananonloso's rating of the film The Queen

    Good, solid, interesting on all levels.

  2. J.J. 'Jake' Gittes's rating of the film The Queen

    This is a wonderful mixture of wit, docu & drama. It shows that even Elizabeth II & her family are human beings. Although nearly plotless it's still a beautiful movie because it shows the emotions of people who obviously shouldn't have them. There is no doubt that Helen Mirren's performance makes this movie special. Also because Stephen Frears refrains from conspiracy theories & just lets the cast do a perfect job.

  3. A.B. II: The Return's rating of the film The Queen

    While it does hammer in its points about embracing modern ideals too hard at various moments, this is still an intriguing look behind the scenes of British politics. Even if it's obvious where the filmmakers' sympathies lie, it does examine both sides completely, reinforcing the theme of mutual understanding. Helen Mirren is superb (unsurprisingly), bringing all the facets of her character to light.

  4. Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Queen

    The moment in time the film attempts to address is rather muffed in that the underlying political conivances are far more interesting and telling than trying to crack the reserve of the titular character. The film largely fails on both accounts and instead remains a rather cautious exercise in semi-speculation.

  5. INZER's rating of the film The Queen

  6. Thomas Dods's rating of the film The Queen

    Less about the Queen and more a story about Tony Blair as a new PM capitalising on Diana's death. Good performances all round and solid writing, but ultimately not particularly cinematic. Ironically, it now comes across as a warm up for Peter Morgan's sublime TV series The Crown.

  7. James Mackin's rating of the film The Queen

    Helen Mirren was good. Otherwise, I've outgrown this film.

  8. Ethan's rating of the film The Queen

    Helen Mirren's performance is what makes this film. Also Michael Sheen is brilliant.

  9. smndvdcl's rating of the film The Queen

    The deer scene at Balmoral is masterful. Not Frears' best work yet Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, Michael Sheen as Tony Blair, and James Cromwell as Prince Phillip are authentically portrayed.

  10. RoRoRoro's rating of the film The Queen

  11. Kyle Knapp's rating of the film The Queen

    A slick surface and Mirren's perfection can't hide how sloppy and ham-fisted this sometimes is, falling into the same kind of tabloid fare that it purports to scrutinize. A lot of the dialogue could have been lifted from a made-for-TV BBC royal exploitation flick. Occasionally manage to say something meaningful about tabloid and TV culture, and Michael Sheen and Sylvia Syms are very good, but this is a slight film.

  12. GomesMarcos's rating of the film The Queen

    A great performance from Helen Mirren. A great biographic movie, with beautiful shots and with an believable "Queen" in one of the most agitated moments of the british monarchy.

  13. raggiodisole's rating of the film The Queen

    Occasional stray into parody, a tendency to reduce the emotions of the queen to irritation, but on the whole a good watch. But whatever caught the mood of the nation back then is still a mystery to me.....

  14. nickolia's rating of the film The Queen

    Mirren + Sheen = difficult to go wrong.

  15. Minna's rating of the film The Queen

    2.5 Some beautiful shots, good performances, cute dogs, but really quite dull.

  16. Steve Thompson's rating of the film The Queen

    The week following Princess Diana's death was indeed an extraordinary time for the media, the monarchy and the nation in general but Frear's film doesn't begin to do it justice. Despite competent acting, the insights are shallow, not least in the film's adoption of a moral centre in the virtuous careful diplomacy of Tony Blair (played by Martin Sheen). Ultimately an unconvincing, smug and rather exploitative film.

  17. Steve G.'s rating of the film The Queen

    If the Queen really was Helen Mirren and the Duke Of Edinburgh really was James Cromwell, then there would be a lot less anti-monarchists like me around.

  18. Beatriz M.'s rating of the film The Queen

    Wonderful performance by Helen Mirren. Well, she's quite a queen herself.

  19. Igor Ramos's rating of the film The Queen

    Just saw this again recently. It's a very constraint, yet confident, movie... pretty much like the Queen herself. I guess it could easily have turned her into some sort of heroine/martyr in the midst of everything that was happening to her life after Diana died, but it didn't. The script and Helen Mirren made this a very human and believable Queen. The whole symbolism of the deer was quite clever.

  20. Eingya's rating of the film The Queen

    Peter Morgan is slowly starting to become one of my favorite screenwriter out there.

  21. Gillian Sore's rating of the film The Queen

    Couldn't watch it past the moment the boys were told about Diana's death, by dramatising such a private moment in recent history the film only proves to show that we are still as intrusive and idiotic as we were back then.

  22. Natalie Guevara's rating of the film The Queen

  23. Louisa Savignon's rating of the film The Queen

  24. Caden Cotard's rating of the film The Queen

    Quietly brilliant, and quite possibly the least showy film about British politics out there. Obviously, it's not an ornate costume drama รก la Elizabeth, but the actors understand the material so well that they don't feel any need to be showy about their performances. Helen Mirren, of course, is a goddess as The Queen, but Michael Sheen and Helen McCrory are very excellent as well.

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