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R| 2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary
Elizabeth Tudor (Cate Blanchett) becomes queen of a divided and dangerous England in 1558. She is roundly perceived as weak by threats from within and abroad, and she is strongly advised to marry by counsel William Cecil (Richard Attenborough). But she will be married only to her country. Intelligent and cautious, she must choose where to place her trust: with her shrewd secretary Walsingham (Geoffrey Rush), a master of espionage, or her secret lover, Sir Robert Dudley (Joseph Fiennes).

Cast: Cate Blanchett , Geoffrey Rush , Christopher Eccleston , Joseph Fiennes , Richard Attenborough , Fanny Ardant , Kathy Burke , Eric Cantona

Director: Shekhar Kapur

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox, Polygram, Gramercy Pictures

Elizabeth (1998)

Release Date: September 13th, 1998|2 hr. 1 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 70
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The film belongs to Blanchett -- this hellcat Virgin Queen is something to see. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Elizabeth works in a number of ways. It's a feminist film. It's also a kind of spy thriller and a superior historical drama. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A notably undynamic treatment of Protestant Elizabeth I's ascension to the British throne. show more

  • April 06, 2011 danielbills8800
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    an insightful movie not to miss. the best in true story fashion with the king's speech this is England's best stiry telling to date. A real feel good movie.

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