Elizabeth (1998)

Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes,
A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
  • 7.4 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2018-09-07 Added:
  • Michael Hirst, Writer:
  • Shekhar Kapur, Director:
  • Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Alison Owen, Producer:


B+ / 10

Without [Blanchett], Kapur's extravagant history lesson (written by Michael Hirst) blurs into dark doings among men in tights.

/ 10

"Elizabeth" is superior historical soap opera that shrewdly sidesteps all the cliches of British costume drama with its bold, often modern approach.

/ 10

Kapur cunningly confuses gender roles, equates sex with death, and rattles through dark, stony passions with some considerable panache.

4/4 / 10

3/4 / 10