The Young Victoria
The Young Victoria (2009)

On the eve of her 18th birthday and succession to the English throne, young Princess Victoria is caught in a royal power struggle. But, it is her blossoming relationship with Prince Albert that will determine the strength of her reign. Can… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 18, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 20, 2010
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Emily Blunt shines as Victoria in this romantic but plodding royal portrait.

Jonathan F. Richards

This Victoria is not particularly Victorian, but then she is young; and everyone wants a piece of her, politically speaking. Emily Blunt is lovely and strong-minded as the Young Vic.

Michael Phillips
At the Movies

I wonder: Was the director of The Young Victoria wearing a corset right alongside Emily Blunt? This is one tightly constricted period drama.

Joanna Hunkin
New Zealand Herald

Visually delicious, dripping in both diamonds and details, The Young Victoria is a fresh approach to both its subject and its genre.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This may be the perfect shared entertainment for daughters just growing out of their princess phase and mothers with their own challenges balancing love and work.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

It's a muddled but plush experience overall, and if you're a royalist completist or a historical romantic, you'll probably have a decent time. As much as Blunt may have wanted the role, though, I'm not sure it suits her.

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Don Groves

Emily Blunt joins the ranks of great screen monarchs.

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies

The way this story is told is just basically by people reading letters in voiceover while you look at beautiful furniture.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

An intimate, small-scale story of a young woman's struggle to be independent of her scheming relations and to find equality in a very unequal marriage.

Perri Nemiroff

Talky and stately, but it has a degree of humanization making it far more enjoyable and relatable than others of its kind.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
It seems this is a fairly faithful representation of Queen Victoria's early years as a queen plus the movie is interesting enough to keep the viewer… More
Candy Rose
Victoria led a very controlled and protected life as heir to the throne. Everyone wanted to manipulate her. The movie covers the early years of her reign and… More
Carlos Magalhães
An engaging and sumptuous royal drama that features an exquisite art direction and costume design, but still the very best about it is both Emily Blunt and… More
Spencer S.
Besides the creepy syntax that was Princess Victoria's upbringing, there was a veil over the true politics that brought about the royals reforms later on… More
Kevin M. Williams
History-lite for the sophomore high school set, albeit done with almost the best that money can buy. Blunt and Friend do as well as the passable script allows… More
Cast: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Thomas Kretschmann, Mark Strong, Jesper Christensen, Harriet Walter, Julian… More