• A United Kingdom (2017)

A United Kingdom

Release Date: February 10th, 2017

DVD Release Date: June 6th, 2017

PG-13 |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

In the 1940s, Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana shocks the world when he marries a white woman from London.

Cast: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael, Charlotte Hope, Jack Lowden, Nicholas Lyndhurst

Director: Amma Asante

Genres: Romance , Biography , Historical drama

Production Co: Pathé, Perfect Weekend, Harbinger Pictures

Keywords: Marriage , Emotional , 1950s , Moving , Love , 1940s , Charming , Engaging , Forbidden love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    What’s unusual, and admirable, about the film is its close concern with colonialist machinations that make Seretse and Ruth the pawns of implacable power. What’s unfortunate is that Ms. Asante’s direction and Mr. Hibbert’s script aren’t up to the dramatic task; the pace grows slower as the couple’s plight deepens. show more

  • 88
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Rosamund Pike is adorable, if a little too ethereal and flighty. show more

  • 80
    Deborah YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    Though Asante is no stylist or and no very deep psychologist, she is adept at reaching an audience through direct storytelling. show more

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