Elizabeth: The Golden Age
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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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 164
- Fresh: 58
- Rotten: 106
- 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.
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.
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.
Rotten: Despite its title, Shekhar Kapur's new film resembles tarnished copper.
Very disappointing - love story ok, history lesson awful
If it was a stand alone movie then the merits would be the romance, with polished performances, although very caricatured. Unfortunately this film suffers from a problem -Elizabeth (as in the previous movie)-. We were led to expect more history, and put a human face to a major leader in the British history. Spain is dealt with in such simplistic terms it is unbelievable "she is a bastard, we kill her". Similarly the film's historical core of the Spanish armada only occupies 10% of the movie, the rest is marshmallow romance, always leaving me hungry.
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!!!!