Elizabeth: The Golden Age
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age
"The Golden Age" finds Queen Elizabeth I facing bloodlust for her throne and familial betrayal. Growing keenly aware of the changing religious and political tides of late 16th century Europe, Elizabeth finds her rule openly challenged by the Spanish King Philip II--with his powerful army and sea-dominating armada--determined to restore England to Catholicism. Preparing to go to war to defend her empire, Elizabeth struggles to balance ancient royal duties with an unexpected vulnerability in her love for Sir Walter Raleigh. But he remains forbidden for a queen who has sworn body and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Making soap of statecraft, the film has plenty of juicy moments, but offers an inconsistent rather than complex view of Elizabeth."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out
"I can almost recommend this film as a great-looking, bombastic guilty pleasure. But the soundtrack is unbearable, the soap opera love triangle -- laughable."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"As an historical reenactment it suffers from a great deal of simplification in order to make complex events quickly and easily understandable, and as a drama it suffers from a great deal of build that never really pays on it's promise."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"odaje sve nedostatke i ograni%u010Denja olovnih vremena u kojima je nastao"
‑ Dragan Antulov, Index.hr
"Blanchett is again director Shekhar Kapur's greatest asset. His weakness is his tendency to fall back on silly, melodramatic contrivance better suited to popcorn fare than to a believable meditation on Elizabethan England."
‑ Rossiter Drake, San Francisco Examiner
"This is romantic fantasy, not history, and much of the time you fully expect Kapur, here making his third post-Bollywood feature, to turn his cast loose in song and dance."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards, Film.com
"Despite its title, Shekhar Kapur's new film resembles tarnished copper."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"While the performances keep the film afloat, Kapur's over indulgent direction and his inadequate interpretation of history comes dangerously close to running it aground."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Every shot, every costume is decadent with color, and every single twitch of Blanchett's face is imbued with meaning as she negotiates her way through her warring roles of being a woman and being a queen."
‑ Heather Huntington, ReelzChannel.com
"Betrayal, war, love triangles and most importantly, Cate Blanchett proves to be able to capture strength, anger and sadness better..."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth: The Golden Age, from a screenplay by William Nicholson and Michael Hirst, turned out to be more rousingly entertaining than many of its less-than-lukewarm reviews had led me to anticipate."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Bogus history can make a crackling good adventure yarn, and Kapur piles on the treachery and romance."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"But saddled with this dopey script, [Blanchett] is stuck pulling a series of poses and wearing one ornate gown after another."
‑ Alonso Duralde, MSNBC
"This is an epic, to be sure, but it is also a melodrama, a soap opera of titanic scale and bluster."
‑ Brandon Fibbs, Colorado Springs Gazette
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