The Other Boleyn Girl
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

Two ferociously ambitious sisters, Mary and Anne Boleyn, are rivals for the bed and heart of the 16th century English king Henry VIII.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 10, 2008
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
42%
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User Score
62%



Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it features some extravagant and entertaining moments, The Other Boleyn Girl feels more like a soap opera than historical drama.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Why in the name of ermine boleros would anyone make such a dull, coy and, worst of all, pretty film about Anne Boleyn?

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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star

[A] vulgarized portrayal of the Tudor court.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Irresistibly salacious soap opera, teeming with lust, scheming, backstabbing, and some outrageously overheated plot twists.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I think the performances are really good.

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

Overscored and lacking even the faintest realism of period, the movie still bears undeniable trash charms, if nothing near the deep satisfactions of such medieval nonsense as Beckett.

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Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

Apart from the close ups of the lead actresses in 16th century garb, this movie is recommended only to soap opera aficionados and lovers of corsets.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

[An] oversimplified, overheated mediocre melodrama.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

After covering much of its ground at a stylish canter, The Other Boleyn Girl finishes at a plod.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Candy Rose
Excellent cast and based on a true story about two sisters who are pawned by their family into the Kings' court to bed King Henry VIII and produce a heir… More
Crash Ek
Stylish and well directed, superb costumes and strong performances, the movie stand out to be truly enjoyable and highly dramatic.
Anthony Lawrie
I have to say I feared the worst when sitting down to this film, 2 Americans and an Australian playing huge historical English characters sounded like an awful… More
Ross Collins
Awfully miscast - a slim, dark, handsome Eric Bana as Henry VIII? The Boleyn sisters weren't much better with their varying accents. And the costumes were… More
Cassie Hill
Excellent period drama that tells a perfect and dead on story of Anne (Natalie Portman) & Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson) as they both seduce King Henry… More
Leigh Ryan
Wow! I never thought I could see Natalie Portman as so vicious and vindictive. She did an awesome job. Very twisted story, one I had never knew about before,… More

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