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About the Movie
In THE QUEEN OF SPAIN, Penelope Cruz is the famous movie star Macarena Granada, who flees the glitz and glamour of 1950s Hollywood to return to her roots in Spain where she has signed on to star in an epic film as Queen Isabella of Spain.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 24
- Fresh: 7
- Rotten: 17
- Average Rating: 5.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Trueba is having so much fun revisiting characters from 1998's "The Girl of Your Dreams" that he's forgotten how to build a story out of multiple strands and make it all work.
Rotten: Though "The Queen of Spain" looks terrific and features a warm, glamorous performance by Penelope Cruz, that promise is fulfilled only fitfully in this valentine to moviemaking.
Rotten: Queen is the sort of project which marketing teams like to talk about as "classic" while secretly knowing that it's just old-fashioned.
Rotten: The Queen may be a treat for those familiar with Dreams, but this uneven film glosses over too much - and runs too long.
Once again the film industry lionizes the perpetrators of genocide and rape. Not nearly as "successful" as the Communists in Russia who genocided 62 million, Communists in Spain (many of whom were Americans) murdered "only" a half-million and raped "only" hundreds of nuns. Yet the Communists are portrayed sympathetically in this farce. This really is a two-for-one for the anti-Catholics. They insult Catholic Queen Isabella who routed the Muslims from Spain AND they insult the great Catholic anti-Communist Franco. I wasted 99¢ hoping for an honest picture. So stereotypical!
A total waste of everything
Dumb, not funny and incredibly dull. I couldn't even get through half of it. A first rate cast in a fith rate film!