The Young Victoria
The Young Victoria (2009)

Director Jean-Marc Vallée takes the helm for this look at the turbulent early years of Queen Victoria (Emily Blunt), who was crowned at the age of 18, and whose ill-fated marriage to Prince Albert (Rupert Friend) would later prompt her into… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 20, 2010
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Emily Blunt shines as Victoria in this romantic but plodding royal portrait.

Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com

This Victoria is not particularly Victorian, but then she is young; and everyone wants a piece of her, politically speaking. Emily Blunt is lovely and strong-minded as the Young Vic.

Michael Phillips
At the Movies

I wonder: Was the director of The Young Victoria wearing a corset right alongside Emily Blunt? This is one tightly constricted period drama.

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Don Groves
sbs.com.au

Emily Blunt joins the ranks of great screen monarchs.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This may be the perfect shared entertainment for daughters just growing out of their princess phase and mothers with their own challenges balancing love and work.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

It's a muddled but plush experience overall, and if you're a royalist completist or a historical romantic, you'll probably have a decent time. As much as Blunt may have wanted the role, though, I'm not sure it suits her.

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Perri Nemiroff
CinemaBlend.com

Talky and stately, but it has a degree of humanization making it far more enjoyable and relatable than others of its kind.

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies

The way this story is told is just basically by people reading letters in voiceover while you look at beautiful furniture.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

An intimate, small-scale story of a young woman's struggle to be independent of her scheming relations and to find equality in a very unequal marriage.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

The Young Victoria is an attractive film. While many period pieces overwhelm with flashy production design in order to get attention, the stellar art direction found here is luscious yet never vulgarly so.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
History-lite for the sophomore high school set, albeit done with almost the best that money can buy. Blunt and Friend do as well as the passable script allows… More
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Cast: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Thomas Kretschmann, Mark Strong, Jesper Christensen, Harriet Walter, Julian… More
Candy Rose
Victoria led a very controlled and protected life as heir to the throne. Everyone wanted to manipulate her. The movie covers the early years of her reign and… More
Cynthia S.
Emily Blunt at her best!
Spencer S.
Besides the creepy syntax that was Princess Victoria's upbringing, there was a veil over the true politics that brought about the royals reforms later on… More
Carlos Magalhães
An engaging, sumptuous royal drama featuring some exquisite art direction and costume design, but what mainly stands out here is both Emily Blunt and Rupert… More

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