165. The Queen (2006)

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5.7 Unfortunately dull
  • Acting 6.5
  • Directing 5.3
  • Story 5.3
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Starring: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell

Director: Stephen Frears

Running Time: 107 mins


The Queen is a British film about the aftermath of the death of Diana, Princess Of Wales on August 30th 1997, and how the royal family reacted to it, trying to keep it as a family matter rather than involve the grieving British public.

I am a great supporter of our monarchy, and I was intrigued to see a more in-depth view of the royal family’s internal affairs, however for some reason, I felt that this film made HM Queen Elizabeth II seem rather selfish and unpleasant.

At the time of Diana’s death, I was only 2 and a half months old, so I have absolutely no recollection whatsoever of the events, but I have been informed that there was a great strain in public relations with the monarchy, and that is what this film shows well.

However, in terms of the film itself, I found it relatively boring and long-winded, with very little excitement or anything such as that throughout. I thought that Helen Mirren was a great queen, as if she was born to play the role, however I still just did not like this film.

Overall, I’ll give this a 5.7 because although it is an interesting topic to cover, I felt that the film was very boring and uneventful, making it quite dull to watch in my opinion.

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