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About the Movie
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award® winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 175
- Fresh: 116
- Rotten: 59
- Average Rating: 6.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: In Victoria & Abdul, the Empress of India comes off honest, loving and decent. That seems deaf as well as stupid.
Fresh: The movie ultimately all comes down to Dench, and the film becomes a frame of her performance. It's a great performance.
Fresh: Is there a more monarchial actress alive than Dench? She could play Victoria in her sleep.
Fresh: Frears hasn't just made an historical recreation; he has made a movie containing a message with universal implications for all places and times when racism rears its head.
What was Dame Dench thinking? How do you follow Mrs.Brown with this despicable excuse for a film? #Retirebeforeyouruinwhatsleftofyourlegacy
I ❤️Dame Judi
Love Dame Judi, loved the story, great acting, gorgeous scenery and costumes. Perfect movie for a rainy day,