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The King's Speech

HD   R Closed Captioning

Tom Hooper

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About the Movie

After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon of HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce of MEMENTO), Bertie (Academy-Award®-winner Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Golden-Globe®-nominee Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Academy-Award®-winner Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall of SWEENEY TODD), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle. Winner of four Oscars® including "Best Picture" and "Best Actor," The King's Speech is based on the true story of King George VI's quest to find his voice.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 285
  • Fresh: 270
  • Rotten: 15
  • Average Rating: 8.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The King's Speech is simultaneously cozy and majestic. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Feb 22, 2012

Fresh: A powerful back story does not necessarily improve a movie, but The King's Speech has a pretty irresistible one. It might even end with a dramatic night at the Oscars in February. – Rafer Guzman, Newsday, Feb 16, 2013

Fresh: The King's Speech is the rare work of art that's also an immense crowdpleaser. – Lou Lumenick, New York Post, Feb 16, 2013

Fresh: Classic, rousing entertainment loaded with both humor and poignancy. – Tom Long, Detroit News, Feb 16, 2013

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Customer Reviews



A triumph!

"The King's Speech" is about the Duke of York who later must become king and make a speech about the war going on. The only problem is that he stutters. This movie led with the Oscar nominations with twelve nominations, it won for directing and best picture. The acting was phenomenal, it was a well directed docudrama. The music which included Beethoven's symphony no. 2. It was also very good because it gave a real perspective of a stutterer. It gave hope to stutterers. Overall a great movie.

Must See

What can I say, great ensemble produces great movie!