(2006)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 37 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
The Queen is the most reverent irreverent comedy imaginable. Or maybe it's the most irreverent reverent comedy. Either way, it's a small masterpiece.
100
A sublimely nimble evisceration of that cult of celebrity known as the British royal family.
91
Entertainment Weekly
Helen Mirren's allure lies not in finding what's regal in every woman she plays, but in finding what's womanly in every royal.
90
Newsweek
Marvelous, and surprisingly intimate.
90
A fascinating mix of high-minded gossip and historical perspective, examines the clash of values -- of ritual and traditions versus media savvy and political ambition -- that leads to a crisis for the British monarchy.
90
Variety
Tradition and informality collide -- and mutually benefit -- in the deliciously written and expertly played The Queen.
90
Helen Mirren is a goddess of an actress, and her Queen Elizabeth is maddening, hilarious, and deeply human, galumphing around the Balmoral estate in a tartan raincoat and waders as the Britain she thought she knew crumbles around her.
88
Rolling Stone
One of the best and liveliest movies of the year - funny and touching in ways you can't predict.
80
Fascinating, funny, wicked and to the point, this is an excellent film about a week every Briton over the age of 15 will remember vividly.
80
Village Voice
More fun than any movie about the violent death of a 36-year-old woman has a right to be. It's also as exotic an English-language picture as the season is likely to bring.

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