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The Queen

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Stephen Frears

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Plot Summary

Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Actress, Dame Helen Mirren gives a spellbinding performance in The Queen, the provocative story behind one of the most public tragedies of our time - the sudden death of Princess Diana. In the wake of Diana's death, the very private and tradition-bound Queen Elizabeth II (Mirren) finds herself in conflict with the new Prime Minister, the slickly modern and image-conscious Tony Blair. The Queen, also starring Academy Award® nominee James Cromwell (Best Supporting Actor, Babe, 1995), takes you inside the private chambers of the Royal Family and the British government for a captivating look at a vulnerable human being in her darkest hour, as a nation grieving for its People's Princess waits to see what its leaders will do. Suspenseful, heartfelt and riveting, it's a fascinating story you won't soon forget.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 185
  • Fresh: 179
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 8.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: An absolute delight, combining the cheap thrills of a biopic with the gentler, but more lasting, pleasures of a brilliant character study. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct 14, 2006

Fresh: We see not only the inner corridors of power, but also sense the inner workings of the royal mind. Stephen Frears' deft direction also gives the film insight and even humor. – Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Frears has given us a front-row seat for a backstage drama; the result is provocatively realistic. – Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: This imperial mix of wit, humor and compassion manages to humanize at once the prickly worlds of royalty, politics and popular culture. – Michael Booth, Denver Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Loved it!

I adored this film. Helen Mirren was perfectly cast. Long live the Queen!!!


Helen Mirren absolutely deserved that Oscar as she was the embodiment of Queen Elizabeth the 2nd.

Good film

I enjoyed the film….I adore anything ‘English’ and this was no exception. However, I do have a problem with the way the writers depicted the emotions/feelings of the Royal Family. It’s obvious that this film was hell bent on making them out to be insensitive and cruel. Do I believe there was friction between Charles and Diana…absolutely. But! I don’t believe the Queen, her husband, or her mother spoke about Diana the way they do in this movie. I don’t like the way the writers negatively twisted what they ‘thought’ was going on behind palace doors. There is no way the writers knew what was said privately between each of the Royals yet decided their ‘duty’ was to make the Royals out as heartless humans… somehow hurt the character of the Royals to benefit who?…... the labor party?… that it?
at any rate…..
This is a good movie although not based on fact but based on a writer’s point of view….a view that wants to believe the worse in another.

The Queen
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2006

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