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Elizabeth: The Golden Age

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Shekhar Kapur

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About the Movie

Academy Award® winners Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush join Academy Award® nominee Clive Owen in a gripping historical thriller full of suspense, intrigue and adventure! When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd advisor must act to safeguard to the lives of her people. But when a dashing seafarer, Walter Raleigh, captures her heart, she is forced to make her most tragic sacrifice for the good of her country. Elizabeth: The Golden Age tells the thrilling tale of one woman's crusade to control her love, destroy her enemies and secure her position as a beloved icon of the western world.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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35%
  • Reviews Counted: 166
  • Fresh: 58
  • Rotten: 108
  • Average Rating: 5.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: From its extravagant costumes to its pompous score, The Golden Age is packed with distractions. But the biggest of all is the story itself, which works so mightily to tarnish the queen at its core. – Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, Oct 20, 2007

Rotten: Even the chance to see Cate Blanchett strut and fret upon the stage, shooting haughty glances left and right, isn't enough reason to tour this rambling Tudor mansion, full of overstuffed bedrooms and empty suits of armor. – Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: This is romantic fantasy, not history, and much of the time you fully expect Kapur, here making his third post-Bollywood feature, to turn his cast loose in song and dance. – Jonathan F. Richards, Film.com, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: I can almost recommend this film as a great-looking, bombastic guilty pleasure. But the soundtrack is unbearable, the soap opera love triangle -- laughable. – Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Cate Blanchett shines again

A flawless performence by Cate Blanchett makes this film more beautiful than it is. Breath taking costume design and cinematography. A MUST SEE

best movie ever!!!!

i love this movie you have to rent it!!!! you wont regret it!!! Why cant we buy it yet??!! it is so awsome!!!!

Blanchett shines; so too do costumes!!!

Blanchett is wonderful in this role--she inhabits the character of Queen Elizabeth I quite naturally. And Geoffrey Rush holds his own (how is it that everything he does is utterly fantastic?) as Walsingham. And Clive Owen as Sir Ralter Raleigh--well--one could look at him all day, right? I thoroughly enjoyed this version of Queen Elizabeth I's life during her reign. Her claim to fame? Defeating the powerful Spanish Armada, and maintaining the Protestant cause in England. It was only after she died in old age that England grew to appreciate the truly "golden age" that existed for England when she was Queen. And yes, the costumes in this movie were great--very detailed and beautiful.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2008

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