Anne of the Thousand Days
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

Anne of the Thousand Days is the belated film adaptation of Maxwell Anderson's 1948 stage play. The story concentrates on the romance between Britain's King Henry VIII (Richard Burton) and his ill-fated second wife Anne Boleyn… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 28, 1995
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

It is a story fit for the second Elizabeth, though it has perhaps one minor fault: the first two hours.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

One of those almost unbearably classy movies, like A Man for All Seasons and Becket, that have a way of elevating the reputations of moviemakers without doing much for the art.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Some plucky performance don't manage to embue this historical drama with the regal spectacle the source material deserves.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Anne of the Thousand Days is a stunning-acted, sumptuous, grand-scale widescreen drama of the royal bed chamber and political intrigues that created the Church of England.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's about what you'd expect -- slow, dry, fleetingly intelligent.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

The performances (by Burton and Bujold in the leads) are decent but the film is dull, overly long, and overwrought--the kind of Royalty picture that impresses Oscar voters.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Interminable plod through the story of Henry the Eighth and Anne Boleyn.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A superbly acted costume drama.

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Film4

Bujold gives a sweet and creditable performance, though, and Burton adds some humanity to a character often portrayed simply as a monster. Yet they cannot salvage this sprawling mess.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Lanning : )
I just caught this the other night on Turner's month of Oscar-related films marathon. If you know me, you know that I'm not Ricard Burton's… More
John Ballantine
This is one of my favourite times in British history and it is delivered to great effect in this film.
Stephen M
I usually find this sort of historical drama fascinating to read about but a bit dull on film, though "Anne of the Thousand Days" is distinguished by… More
Nikki Meroney
Seeing how politics in the time of Henry VIII was interesting. Nicely done.
Cameron Johnson
I kind of wish that there was actually a mention of the title in the lyric to the song "Land of a Thousand Dances" so that I could replace it with… More