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Based on 41 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 128 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Two men alone create an epic landscape of feeling in one of the very best movies of the year. show more

  • 100
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    The King's Speech is a warm, wise film - the best period movie of the year and one of the year's best movies. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Let's say it without equivocation: Colin Firth deserves an Oscar for his lead role in The King's Speech as the stammering King George VI. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    No screen portrait of a king has ever been more stirring-heartbreaking at first, then stirring. That's partly due to the screenplay, which contains two of the best-written roles in recent memory, and to Mr. Hooper's superb direction. show more

  • 100
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Under Hooper's deft direction, it packs the suspense of a thriller. show more

  • 100
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Despite being about a royal family at a critical moment in history, The King's Speech doesn't shout about its many strengths. Rather, it urges you to lean in close, where its intelligence and heart come through loud and clear. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    It perhaps started with "The Queen," continued with "Young Victoria" and now achieves the most intimate glimpse inside the royal camp to date with The King's Speech. show more

  • 95
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    A direct and heartfelt piece of work. It's conventional, maybe, in its sense of filmmaking decorum, but extraordinary in the way it cuts to the core of human frustration and feelings of inadequacy, reminding us how universal those feelings are. show more

  • 100
    Bob Mondello NPR

    It's the relationship between the two men that makes the film work: Geoffrey Rush's teacher cracking the quip, and Colin Firth so persuasive as the panicky king that by the time he gets to his crucial speech about going to war, you'll be panicking right along with him. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    What we have here is a superior historical drama and a powerful personal one. show more

  • May 07, 2011 jackd1207
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    I think the Brits are making movies that should shame Hollywood. An engaging story, well acted, superbly shot, and well directed.

  • April 30, 2011 nf00000000090272
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    amazing film. Colin Firth was fantastic! not only did he have a stammer in the movie, but he completely changed the way he sounds, and Geoffrey Rush was also great! If it were not for christian bales insane performance in The Fighter, Geoffrey would have totally won best supporting actor. LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie!

  • April 24, 2011 jiangqinggen
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    very cool

  • April 23, 2011 hjt43434
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    Simply Wonderful! I just saw the PG-13 version today and it was sensational! Even though the DVD is already out many people still went to see it (it was sold out). This movie totally deserved the oscar! When the movie was over everyone claped there hands.

  • March 21, 2011 danielbills8800
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    a first rate british film. a great acting by both Firth and by Rush. terriffic scenes make this the best British release in years in my mind. 5 stars all the way. A gritty film with likable characters. A character study that is so well worth seeing its even a movie I would like to own on DVD.

  • March 19, 2011 SBIRISHMAN
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    Outstanding a must see

  • March 19, 2011 TomHCA
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    It was good but not something I would want to see twice

  • March 18, 2011 joannesalso
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    I expected a "stuffy" typical English movie about kings..This was hilarious as well as highly entertaining. I would watch rhis again and again!

  • March 15, 2011 MatHam157
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    terrific performances and an indie sensibility make The King's Speech more than feel-good Hollywood fare. People looove this film ************* my belief that it will be forgotten in a decade.

  • March 13, 2011 justint0815
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    The Best Film of all Time, Disguised as an Oscar Bait Movie. Should Had been PG-13.

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