Nicholas and Alexandra
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sam Spiegel comes up with a rarity: the intimate epic, in telling the fascinating story of the downfall of the Romanovs."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The problem with Nicholas and Alexandra is that it considers the Russian Revolution from, in some ways, the least interesting perspective."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A lengthy, visually impressive period piece with little in the way of new material or fresh spins on history to distinguish it."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"Production values are high, but it lacks momentum."
‑ , Film4
"Old-fashioned, overlong costume epic."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"When James Goldman's script hits one of its frequent dead spots, Schaffner's camera is there to take up most of the slack with elegantly designed wide-screen compositions."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"This lavish but a bit stale and overlong epic about the tragic fate of Ruusia's last czar and his wife (well acted by Janet Suzman) was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"[Features] eye-pleasing production design and costumes."
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"One can be more or less hypnotized by the spectacle of their downfall, but it's difficult to be really moved by it."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"While it remains a treat for the eyes, Nicholas and Alexandra suffers from the filmmakers' attempts to tell too much."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Stodgy, but intermittently absorbing."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
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