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Based on 37 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    One of the best and liveliest movies of the year - funny and touching in ways you can't predict. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    An absolute delight, combining the cheap thrills of a biopic with the gentler, but more lasting, pleasures of a brilliant character study. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The Queen is the kind of thought-provoking, well-written and savvy film that discerning filmgoers long for but rarely get. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Marvelously smart, funny and entertaining film. show more

  • 100
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Piercingly funny and unexpectedly moving account of that odd couple, Prime Minister Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) and HRH Elizabeth II (majestic Helen Mirren) and their back-channels affair. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    In some ways, The Queen is a comedy of manners - bad, good and archaic. The formal bowing and scraping surrounding Her Majesty is as hilarious as it is (apparently) accurate. show more

  • 90
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A fascinating mix of high-minded gossip and historical perspective, examines the clash of values -- of ritual and traditions versus media savvy and political ambition -- that leads to a crisis for the British monarchy. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The Queen is a spellbinding story of opposed passions -- of Elizabeth's icy resolve to keep the royal family separate and aloof from the death of the divorced Diana, who was legally no longer a royal, and of Blair's correct reading of the public mood. show more

  • 100
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    All hail the great Helen Mirren, who after her triumph in HBO's "Elizabeth," delivers the performance of a lifetime as that monarch's frumpy, 20th century namesake in Stephen Frear's witty, touching and engrossing The Queen. show more

  • 100
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A subtle, often very funny, ultimately touching tragedy of royal manners and meaning. show more

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