The King's Speech
The King's Speech (2010)

After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 26, 2010
DVD Release Date: April 19, 2011
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Colin Firth gives a masterful performance in The King's Speech, a predictable but stylishly produced and rousing period drama.

David Elliott
San Diego Reader

The film is richly rooted, with splendid trappings, including pea-soup fogs. For all the pomp and protocol, it's an intimate story about a scared man who must find his voice if he is to rise, in regal stature, above his epaulets.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

In The King's Speech, Colin Firth once again reminds us of what a great actor he is.

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Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald

It's a handsomely mounted, finely acted and, above all, intelligent drama that puts flesh on the bones of historical figures.

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Christopher Kelly
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

A polite, occasionally rousing, and more often than not, boring affair.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Classic, rousing entertainment loaded with both humor and poignancy.

Kaori Shoji
Japan Times

It's the kind of role that's tailor-made for Colin Firth.

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Rafer Guzman

A powerful back story does not necessarily improve a movie, but The King's Speech has a pretty irresistible one. It might even end with a dramatic night at the Oscars in February.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The King's Speech is the rare work of art that's also an immense crowdpleaser.

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Roe McDermott
Hot Press

Simple, moving and incredibly enjoyable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A fascinating period drama that will probably please everyone (and find few detractors), with great dialogue and exquisite performances by Firth and Rush, who… More
Matt Goodman
Overrated and forgettable.
xGary Xx
The Duke Of York hires an unconventional speech therapist when faced with Royal duties in the burgeoning media age to help him with a stammer that prevents his… More
Al S
Movies truly don't get any better than this film that we have here. Colin Firth gives a triumphant and towering performance, just when we thought with his… More
Jens S.
The story of the stuttering king of England is a story of friendship. To behold how Geoffrey Rush slowly teaches Colin Firth to talk without fear and stutters… More
Christian C
I can't imagine how an actor could play a person with a stutter so perfectly. Colin Firth really is an exceptional actor. Fine performaces all around.… More