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A Royal Affair

HD   14A

Nikolaj Arcel

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Plot Summary

Nominated for an Academy Award, A Royal Affair is an epic romance about the scandalous love triangle between a Queen, her German doctor (Mads Mikkelsen), and the mad King of Denmark. Drawn together in the pursuit of freedom for their people, their high-flown idealism is undone by blind passion in this notorious true story of illicit love and political intrigue.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 100
  • Fresh: 89
  • Rotten: 11
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The storytelling ... is kind of amazing. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Nov 14, 2012

Fresh: A Royal Affair covers plenty of stately ground, all in good time. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Nov 29, 2012

Fresh: "A Royal Affair" is an engaging and entertaining film, one that might have been great, if only the history were different. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Nov 15, 2012

Fresh: A crowned-heads soap opera that balances effectively between pomp and melodramatic circumstance. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Nov 21, 2012

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Customer Reviews

A Royal Affair - easy fix for subtitles

An excellent movie! For those concerned about the subtitles, it's an easy fix. Click on iTunes at the top of your screen, then Preferences, then Playback. Then change subtitles from off to English. Enjoy!

A royal affair

Excellent acting and you are glued to your screen from start to finish.

A Royal Affair...

Un film magnifique sur le destin prafois tragique des idées...

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