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A.B. II: The Return's rating of the film Victoria and Abdul

I wanted so much to like this film since the good parts are extremely good, from the lovely sets and costumes, to the flawless Judi Dench and charismatic Ali Fazal. Sadly, as the film progresses, its charm starts to wear thin (including some moments of questionable humor). Since the characters never evolve beyond single dimensions, you're stuck watching the same scenes with the same messages over and over again.