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The Queen (2006 movie)

15 Ratings: 3.2
Art House & International movie directed by Stephen Frears

Helen Mirren reigns supreme inThe Queen, a witty and ingenious look at a moment that rocked the house of Windsor: the week that followed the sudden death of Princess Diana in 1997. Diana's death came at just the same time that Prime Minister Tony … see full wiki

Director: Stephen Frears
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
11 reviews about The Queen (2006 movie)
Quick Tip by . January 17, 2011
I'd highly recommend this for anyone interested in England. Excellent acting and very interesting insight into the attitude of the Royal family.
review by . September 09, 2009
   I went to this movie on a date expecting it to put me to sleep.  Boy was I ever wrong!  This movie could have easily won best picture too.  It was so well made and Helen Mirren’s performance as Queen Elizabeth was not overstated.  She definitely deserved the award she won.  The movie focuses on the death of Princess Diana and how the Royal family behaved during the period immediately after.   The movie portrayed Elizabeth as someone who stuck to tradition …
Quick Tip by . August 30, 2009
The Queen stars Academy-Award winner Helen Mirren- depicts the sudden death of Princess Diana, Mirren excellent, great ambience, boring film
review by . March 06, 2009
I went to this movie on a date expecting it to put me to sleep. Boy was I ever wrong! This movie could have easily won best picture too. It was so well made and Helen Mirren's performance as Queen Elizabeth was not overstated. She definitely deserved the award she won. The movie focuses on the death of Princess Diana and how the Royal family behaved during the period immediately after.     The movie portrayed Elizabeth as someone who stuck to tradition (heavily influenced by …
review by . February 08, 2009
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This film details Queen Elizabeth's (Helen Mirren) reaction to Princess Diana's death and her relationship with new Prime Minister Tony Blair (Michael Sheen). As Elizabeth clearly dislikes the Princess and finds her death just one more in a series of irritations, she wants to keep the mourning and funeral of her former daughter-in-law private. Blair, however, thinks that would harm the monarchy in the eyes of the people who loved Diana, and urges the queen to go to London to speak publicly.    M …
review by . November 17, 2008
This movie brings back memories   With every touching scene   That followed from the day Di died   And how this hurt the Queen     The Queen had planned for silent grief   The outcry had her stunned   She never dreamed that tradition   Would cause her to be shunned     Diana's death came as a shock   And as events unfurled   The people were demanding   That the Queen …
review by . November 01, 2008
The Queen
The movie starts with a blip over the election of Tony Blair to Prime Minister, and quickly skips forward to the horrible day that Princess Diana died. Caught in all the media frenzy is Queen Elizabeth II, not a fan of Diana to begin with. The Queen wishes to keep the royal family's mourning private, but the public outcry for closure forces her to come out of her privacy shell, return to the palace from their country estate, and make a public statement.     The movie provided …
review by . December 09, 2007
I hadn't read much about the film before renting it so I wasn't sure what to expect.     The film covers a few short months in the lives of the Royal family beginning at the election of Tony Blair and ending two months after Diana's death.    The plot is slow moving. Don't expect action. Quiet moments of discussion between the Queen and different family or staff members fills the majority of the film.     Interspersed between newscast reports …
review by . November 19, 2007
The last 20 years has seen a growing Hollywood infatuation with English history, especially that concerning the crown. Examples included "Elizabeth", "Shakespeare in Love", "Braveheart", and now "The Queen". The last takes place in the present, the 1990's specifically, and chronicles the personal experience of the royal family after the death of Diana. The story is told from multiple points of view, with the Queen and Tony Blair being the two main protagonists. He is in touch with the British people; …
review by . June 19, 2007
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Pros: Helen Mirren     Cons: Finally just not interesting     The Bottom Line: We all know the story, the film doesn't really add anything to what we already know.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Not that this really matters, but I recently reviewed The Last King of Scotland which I said was average. However, the actor of the main character got an Oscar. Now I have just finished watching The …
review by . April 27, 2007
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Helen Mirren deservedly wins the award for best actress for her lead in "The Queen," produced by Stephen Frears. The resemblence to the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, is remarkable in her physical appearance, but also in Mirren's every mannerism, her gaze, her speech. Mirren manages to capture this cool and highly controlled living historical figure with the subtle nuances that indicate warm(ish) blood beneath. It would have been easy to portray Elizabeth II as stiff royalty of robotic sensibilities, …
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