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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a gallant battle against flawed material, and Hirschbiegel fights it to a draw. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    This wrongheaded biopic that bears her name does nothing to burnish her legacy. In fact, the tedious movie lacks any insight into the characters involved, and surely would have the late Princess of Wales rolling in her grave. And it can't be easy on her sons to see their mother depicted in such a one-dimensional fashion. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    In truth, the only hazardous material to be found in Diana - the title role assumed bravely, if mistakenly, by Naomi Watts - is the screenplay. show more

  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    You certainly won’t learn anything of interest about the Princess of Wales in Oliver Hirschbiegel’s misguided new biopic. But Diana can be declared a success in one regard — its vacant inanity serves to remind us of the perpetual indignities forced upon this unlucky Lady. show more

  • 40
    Stephen Dalton The Hollywood Reporter

    Halfway between a guilty pleasure and a missed opportunity, it makes the crucial mistake of treating curious viewers like deferential subjects, demanding far more sympathy than it deserves. show more

  • 42

    The result is a film that grows worse with each passing minute, as the vibrant and complex Diana is reduced down to a daft, dumbstruck love addict, a biopic that tries desperately to humanize an already beloved and relatable human being and makes her look comically idiotic and empty in the process. show more

  • 63
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    Watts masters Diana’s look — the way she carried her head and used those wide, coyly expressive eyes — but is only passable at impersonating the voice. show more

  • 50
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    It’s a fractured fairy tale, penned in clunky strokes. show more

  • 38
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Hirschbiegel and Watts don’t have the nerve for camp. Even a scene of a rejected Diana back at Kensington, forlornly playing Bach at her piano while mascara streams down her face, is played gloomily straight. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Sixteen years after her death, Princess Diana is still capable of generating interest, which is probably the only reason why this dull, pointless movie was greenlighted. show more

  • December 09, 2013 kl00000000150766
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    I do not think this movie is getting a fair chance since it has not been shown in all of the US yet I live in North East Texas and I am still waiting for it to hit theaters here. I would love to watch this movie

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