Reviewed byJoe WilliamsVote: A/10
With its lavish imagery and elegant writing, The Queen is a majestic film, and Mirren is the heir apparent to be crowned best actress of the year.
Reviewed byccrivelli2005Vote: 9/10/10
I saw her Elizabeth I not so long ago and I was bowled over by herfearlessness, I was moved, transported, amused. Now, Elizabeth II, theliving Queen. Helen Mirren accomplishes the impossible. She lets usknow the Queen, her Queen, without passing judgment. Just being her. Ifound myself understanding her dilemma in human terms. Something thatshe had done so brilliantly with Elizabeth I, she humanized her orrather she allows us to find the human creature behind the iconicfaçade. The difficulty of not falling into a caricature or a simpleimpersonation may have seemed insurmountable but here she is. Perfect,real, extraordinary. Long Live Helen Mirren!
Reviewed byM. J ArocenaVote: 9/10/10
A moment that may have felt like surrender to Elizabeth II is the mostmoving and powerful moment in a film filled with moving and powerfulmoments. Helen Mirren works a miracle with her characterization. Whenthe Queen is forced by circumstances to address her people and mourn inpublic Diana's death, Helen Mirren doesn't forget that her character isa seasoned public speaker but not an actress. When she delivers herspeech to her subjects, the real strength is in her commitment to herduty and not the meaning of her words. It is a chilling, masterfulacting stroke. Stephen Frears uses the brilliantly structured script toreveal something that's always being in front of our eyes but we'venever seen. The privacy of the most public people in the world. MichaelSheen is terrific as Blair and every piece of casting is truly inspiredbut it's Helen Mirren's film, oh yeah, one hundred per cent.
Diana the 'People's Princess' has died in a car accident in Paris. The Queen and her family decide that for the best, they should remain hidden behind the closed doors of Balmoral Castle. The heartbroken public do not understand and request that the Queen comforts her people. This also puts pressure on newly elected Tony Blair, who constantly tries to convince the monarchy to address the public.