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Academy Award®-winners Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush and Richard Attenborough lead a distinguished cast in Elizabeth - the critically acclaimed epic of the Queen's turbulent and treacherous rise to power! Before the Golden Age, Elizabeth was a passionate and naive girl who came to reign over a land divided by bloody turmoil. Amidst palace intrigue and attempted assassinations, the young Queen is forced to become a cunning strategist while weighing the counsel of her mysterious advisors, thwarting her devious rivals, and denying her own desires for the good of her country. Relive the majesty and drama of one of history's greatest monarchs in this stunning production that was honored with 7 Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture!
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 59
- Fresh: 48
- Rotten: 11
- Average Rating: 7.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Without [Blanchett], Kapur's extravagant history lesson (written by Michael Hirst) blurs into dark doings among men in tights.
Fresh: "Elizabeth" is superior historical soap opera that shrewdly sidesteps all the cliches of British costume drama with its bold, often modern approach.
Fresh: It's almost guaranteed to get a couple of Oscar nominations in the technical categories, and I think Blanchett deserves one, too.
It is unbelievable that she (Cate) did not win the award and it was given to Gwenyth Paltrow for Shakespeare in Love. This movie is so much more than that. It's empowering and innovative. There is no greater romance than that of a woman and her position in the world. Someday this story along with this movie will be compared to Columbus and Da Vinci. She is the woman who made being a woman so much more. Cate was the perfect woman for this role, like Meryl in Sophies Choice; this will be her legacy. Watch this movie. You will love this movie! Besides all the history and the drama this movie is about Elizabeth, the woman, not just the queen. If you're a woman, this movie will make you want become so much more than who you already are. And if you are a man then it will change your hearts course and redefine what the ultimate woman of today is.
"The Stolen Oscar"
Cate Blanchett is so compelling, even after repeated viewings of this great movie over the years, its always like seeing for the first time and saying Wow! and it has to be said that one of the greatest Oscar (Academy Award) crimes was Cate Blanchett losing to Gyneth Paltrow for Best Actress
What about the second one?!
I love the first one! Now I want the second one for my ipod!! Will it be avalible????
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1998
- © 1998 Universal City Studios Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.