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This is the story of the death of Princess Diana of Wales and the relationship between British Prime Minister Tony Blair and the British Royal Family upon hearing of her death.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A lesser director might make all of this deadly earnest, but Frears treats it as what you might call a tragi-comedy of manners, perfectly serious but human foibles everywhere."
‑ Bob Mondello,
"In good times and bad, for good or ill, she is the public face of her nation. Mirren, Frears and Morgan let us see just how much a burden that mask has been."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"The Queen will knock your socks off."
‑ Heather Huntington,
"Surely to be considered at Oscar time."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Whatever the Sex Pistols say, she is a human being."
‑ Thomas Peyser, Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
"Both [Michael Sheen and Helen Mirren] understand the prickly push-and-pull that defines the fight -- the Gray Monarch v. the Great Modernizer -- and give quiet gravitas to the polite but firm standoffs."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Allows us to understand just how heavy the crown really sits."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Stuffed with stinging truths about swiftly turning winds of public opinion, Stephen Frears' film is a tough, fair-minded and, at times, morbidly satirical depiction of the extraordinary circumstance of leading in grief as well as government."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"A disappointingly claustrophobic play at sympathy for someone so out of touch with her 'subjects.' And why blow it up for the big screen? . . . Where's the arc? The tragic flaw? The ebbs and flows to her character? . . . A middle-of-the-pack chamber drama"
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"The Queen is an unqualified triumph that works on all levels."
‑ Brandon Fibbs,
"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."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"We see not only the inner corridors of power, but also sense the inner workings of the royal mind. Stephen Frears' deft direction also gives the film insight and even humor."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"Trenchantly stages its climax around the passing of an era"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Director Stephen Frears' The Queen offers an incisive and utterly persuasive glimpse behind the scenes of recent history."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Like the Queen, Mirren is saying: This is how you act, this is how you survive, this is how you reign."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
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