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Based on 30 Reviews
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

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A fascinating whirl of politics and palace intrigue. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The texture of the film is enough to recommend it, even apart from the story. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Acted and directed with great energy and imagination. show more

  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    History rendered with enough brains and imagination to more than make up for its few stumbles. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It's a rousing adventure that keeps the audience involved for the entirety of the two hour running time while opening a window into the culture that gave birth to Christopher Marlowe, Edmund Spenser, Francis Bacon, and William Shakespeare. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Bad history it may be, but Elizabeth is a movie that makes you want more, as it plays to the myth of history's great actress-monarch, a character who puts today's tinselly political heros and heroines (royal and not), to shame. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The movie -- directed in such a frenziedly self-conscious style you often wonder whether the camera will topple over on his actors. show more

  • April 06, 2011 danielbills8800
    Report This User

    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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