Mrs. Brown
Mrs. Brown (1997)

Following her husband's death, Queen Victoria's inconsolable grief forced her into a seclusion that did not abate until feisty Scottish groom John Brown, entered her life and goaded her into living again. Their close friendship… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 18, 1997
DVD Release Date: April 22, 1998
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Thanks to some top notch acting, the chemistry between its stars, and a witty, thoughtful script, Mrs. Brown delivers a nuanced and entertaining, if not entirely factual, account of a seldom explored historical relationship.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Mrs. Brown is reserved yet spirited.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

''Mrs. Brown'' transcends its period setting not only with a keenly observed struggle between love and duty but also with the kind of controversy that envelops the Queen and her servant.

Steve Crum

Fine Judi Dench starring drama.

Emanuel Levy

Centering on a lesser-known chapter in the reign of Queen Victoria, this richly detailed drama about her intimate relationship with her servant that scandalized the country is extremely well-acted; Judi Dench deserves an Oscar nomination

Michael Dequina

A highly resonant testament to the redemptive power of love--one that transcends traditional romantic definitions.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This discreet drama failed to get to me emotionally.

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Time Out

Dench is magnificent as Victoria, a toy-sized, black-suited, dough girl of despair, a woman slowly recovering her wits and her expectations.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

terrific performances make it a must-see

Luanne Brown

Interesting, but didn't love it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Stories of England's many queens have been overflowing in the past twenty years, "Mrs. Brown" being one of the first examples, followed shortly… More
Matthew Rodrigues
A well acted and crafted movie that takes us back to the late 1800's where Queen Victoria falls for John Brown a Scott, and how there close relationship… More
Candy Rose
When Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert dies, she goes into mourning. A highlander comes to court to take her out of her depression. Great cast.
John Ballantine
Judi Dench deserved the Oscar for this. The academy made up for its mistake by giving it to her for a 15 minute performance in Shakespeare in Love. This is Judi… More
Ross Collins
A fascinating period drama of the post-Albert era in Victorian Britain. The start is very slow, with little dialogue emphasising the coldness of the… More
Alec Barniskis
Its one of Dench's finest performances and Billy Connolly is equally amazing. It would be easy to over sentimentalize the events that are depicted here,… More

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