A Royal Affair Reviews

  • A Royal Affair
    • Genre : Drama
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : 128 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Magnolia Pictures
    • Official Site : http://www.aroyalaffairthemovie.com/
    • Reviews Rate
      Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.

    • Readers Rate
      5 of 5

Movie Reviews

  • while it's lavish and lush in all the expected costume-drama ways, A Royal Affair never bogs down in period detail
    by Ella Taylor [NPR ]
  • we are drawn undeniably to well-crafted beauty, power wielded for good and romance built upon authenticity, and "Royal Affair" has all three in bounds
    Review rate : A- by Amanda Mae Meyncke [Film.com ]
  • though humdrum period detail and monotonous pacing too often leave the proceedings feeling only partially aroused
    by Nick Schager [Village Voice ]
  • the strength of the script is its focus on events not as historical chronicle but as the direct experience of these three complicated central characters
    by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter ]
  • the movie takes an unexpected direction after the affair begins
    by Mary F. Pols [TIME Magazine ]
  • the film stretches credibility and historical fact in suggesting that she was the driving force behind the enlightened reforms of the short-lived "Struensee era."
    by Alissa Simon [Variety ]
  • succumbs to many of the vices of the period film: didacticism, excessive length and the tendency to read history as a set of moral diagrams
    by A.O. Scott [New York Times ]
  • its ambitious scope in terms of subject matter, its intelligence, its brilliant cast of actors and its lavish production values
    by Robert Beames [Beames on Film ]
  • for the majority of its long running time, it really is just a comfortably-rendered period drama
    Review rate : B by Jessica Kiang [indieWire ]
  • employing a classically romantic sweep and traditional narrative style which befits the story
    by Mike Goodridge [Screen Daily ]

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