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Elizabeth: The Golden Age

7 Ratings: 2.0
A movie directed by Shekhar Kapur

Nearly a decade after Cate Blanchett drew the attention of audiences and critics alike with ELIZABETH, the Oscar-winning actress returns to the role of the Virgin Queen. Though the protestant ruler has been on the throne for decades in 1585, Elizabeth … see full wiki

Director: Shekhar Kapur
Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 12, 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
4 reviews about Elizabeth: The Golden Age
review by . November 16, 2008
In this sequel to Shekhar Kapur's 1998 Elizabeth, The Golden Age addresses Elizabeth's status in 1585, faced with war with Spain and the fate of her cousin, Mary Stuart, ousted from the Scottish throne and seeking Elizabeth's aid in reclaiming her rightful place. While plotting treachery against England, Stuart (Samantha Morton) enjoys the freedom to send secret missives to Spain. And Philip II of Spain (Jordi Molla) schemes to deliver the rigors of the Inquisition to England and banish Elizabeth …
review by . November 15, 2008
One good thing about movies based on historical events is that you don't have to worry too much about spoilers. This movie is a tad fuzzy on accuracy, with artistic license taking preference over history, but you can't hide the fact that it's really great on the period costumes and the talent pool assembled for the lead roles.     Cate Blanchett can ace any role she decides to take, and when you add hunky Clive Owen and charismatic Geoffrey Rush, you have a dream cast to work …
review by . March 23, 2008
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Pros: Costumes and set      Cons: Everything other than costumes and sets      The Bottom Line: Whether history buff or drama lover, this film will fail on all fronts. Like very pretty dresses, the film will impress.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot.      Elizabeth: The Golden Age is a lie, gilded yes, golden, not even close. It is also the not quite awaited sequel …
review by . February 08, 2008
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ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE isn't golden. Expectations were high after Cate Blanchett's first foray in 1998 as Elizabeth I, but somehow this follow-up film, with the same director (Shekhar Kapur) and writer (Michael Hirst with assistance from William Nicholson), does not reach those heights. Visually stunning, with an endless array of knockout costumes for Blanchett, special effects and scenery as majestic as any that have been photographed by fine cinematographer Remie Adefarasin and a musical score …
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