The Black Prince
The Black Prince (2017)

The Black Prince is a tragic, yet fascinating true story about the last King of the mighty Kingdom of Punjab, Maharaja Duleep Singh. The King, Maharaja Duleep Singh, was placed on the throne at the age of five only to be robbed of his… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 21, 2017
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Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

"I will not vanish without a fight," Singh vows. But he kind of does.

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

A dramatic life does not necessarily a dramatic film make.

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David 'Mad Dog' Bradley
Adelaide Review

It's a flawed and sometimes deceptively-scripted affair.

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Ryan Porter
Toronto Star

The Black Prince may follow the formula of a prestige pic, but this messy film just shows why those truly stirring historical dramas deserve the awards season glory they get.

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Chris Knight
National Post

The Black Prince is a beautifully photographed film and an interesting historical tale from the murky depths of mid-19th century British colonialism, but it's a bloodless tale, bereft of passion or pathos.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

The Black Prince is one of those big, bland international co-productions where many cooks are involved, but no one is really sure what the recipe should be.

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Jay Weissberg
Variety

Indian patriotism gussied up by Stately Home porn.

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Jagdeesh Mann
Georgia Straight

[Raz] has crafted a story to win the hearts and minds of this audience. Unfortunately, this comes at an artistic cost, as The Black Prince seems more like a mission than a movie at times.

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Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto

Remember Mufasa instructing Simba to claim his place on Pride Rock? Imagine Simba's response was, "That's well and all, but I'm just going to keep with the Hakuna Matata for a few decades first." That's what Maharaja Duleep Singh's story feels like.

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