The Duke

audience Reviews

, 85% Audience Score
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Yeah, this is better than CATS.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Great play by a wonderful cast, surprising and amazing story!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    I loved The Duke..It was easy to cheer for the success of the Common Man as represented by Kenton Bunion. Helen Mirren as his wife was just classic. And the twist at the end was just terrific!
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    SUMMARY: Kempton Bunton loudly advocates for social causes such as free television for all, while his wife, Dorothy, would rather fly under the radar and quietly work to make ends meet. When a famous painting goes missing and the thief tries to strike a deal for charity, Kempton is a surefire suspect. TAKEAWAYS: Unexpectedly based on a true story, this witty film explores the risks of using your voice for the common good. Actor Jim Broadbent, known for his role as Professor Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter, is a welcomed spitfire addition to the cast.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Ambles pleasantly along keeping one interested and amused. Leaves one feeling cheerful, such things were once possible. A well made and acted film. Very well worth seeing.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    The story develops slowly but surely. Nice to have and see two senior characters at play.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Heartwarming true story, loved it!
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Shows the humanity of a working class family in Great Britain in early 1960s. Each member has issue(s) to cope with and each doesn't necessarily conform to what was the accepted norms of the time. But love does weave through the tale and unity returns in the end.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Such a cute story! We loved it! It was well acted, the scenery was authentic. Helen Mirren brought clout to the movie. It was just the type of movie we need right now..Honest, sweet and uplifting. My husband felt the same.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    A characteristically beautifully upholstered Rolls Royce of a production, squandered on a ho hum narrative. Lovely understated performances and a terrific production design, but it never engages as it should. The story is at best a quirky footnote, unworthy of such attention. Good score by George Fenton.