The Other Boleyn Girl
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

Two ferociously ambitious sisters, Mary and Anne Boleyn, are rivals for the bed and heart of the 16th century English king Henry VIII.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 29, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 10, 2008
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it features some extravagant and entertaining moments, The Other Boleyn Girl feels more like a soap opera than historical drama.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Why in the name of ermine boleros would anyone make such a dull, coy and, worst of all, pretty film about Anne Boleyn?

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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star

[A] vulgarized portrayal of the Tudor court.

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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

There was no time to be bored in this breathless period piece about royal misbehavior, although I was often bewildered and confused.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I think the performances are really good.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

After covering much of its ground at a stylish canter, The Other Boleyn Girl finishes at a plod.

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Julie Washington
Cleveland Plain Dealer

This well-crafted historical drama is a treat for Tudor history fans and everyone else who appreciates a lusty tale.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

[An] oversimplified, overheated mediocre melodrama.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

The Other Boleyn Girl is an agreeable piece of filmmaking, carefully and sometimes artfully balancing solemnity with fluff.

Michael Dequina

Irresistibly salacious soap opera, teeming with lust, scheming, backstabbing, and some outrageously overheated plot twists.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Natalie Portman is great and in fact the only one who stands out from the cast, but even though mildly intriguing, it is too bad that this period drama feels… More
Mhd Ekrayem
Stylish and well directed, superb costumes and strong performances, the movie stand out to be truly enjoyable and highly dramatic.
Candy Rose
Excellent cast and based on a true story about two sisters who are pawned by their family into the Kings' court to bed King Henry VIII and produce a heir… More
Ross Collins
Awfully miscast - a slim, dark, handsome Eric Bana as Henry VIII? The Boleyn sisters weren't much better with their varying accents. And the costumes were… More
Cassie Hill
Excellent period drama that tells a perfect and dead on story of Anne (Natalie Portman) & Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson) as they both seduce King Henry… More
Leigh Ryan
Wow! I never thought I could see Natalie Portman as so vicious and vindictive. She did an awesome job. Very twisted story, one I had never knew about before,… More