Diana

User Score
3.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 36
  2. Negative: 19 out of 36
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  1. Nov 1, 2013
    5
    Poor Naomi Watts the writers have gone and rained on her parade for what looked like sure fire Oscar win for the over due actress now doesn't even seem likely to get her a nomination. This has nothing whatsoever to do with her portrayal of the iconic princess but has everything to do with a woman's own screenplay complete with unspeakable dialogue and, for the most part, lacklustrePoor Naomi Watts the writers have gone and rained on her parade for what looked like sure fire Oscar win for the over due actress now doesn't even seem likely to get her a nomination. This has nothing whatsoever to do with her portrayal of the iconic princess but has everything to do with a woman's own screenplay complete with unspeakable dialogue and, for the most part, lacklustre direction. Watts' committed performance is actually very good and she captures Diana's body language, mannerisms and vocal inflection perfectly. The main issue is that the script makes the central love story totally ordinary and uninteresting. To this end Naveen Andrews dull performance doesn't help and a lack of chemistry between the two leads is palpable. The film is watchable and not quite the debacle that dismissive critics have suggested, but a decent dullness is the keynote. Iconic images from newspapers and magazines are captured and integrated effectively, and some information was new to me. The film does pick up slightly towards the end and the closing scene is moving, but obviously not in the tragic way it was in real life. Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2013
    5
    In the period between her separation from Prince Charles and her death, Princess Diana (Naomi Watts) had a secret affair with a Pakistani heart surgeon (Naveen Andrews). This film lays it out in simple terms: her loneliness, her fame, her political causes and her struggle with love. Watts brings her talents to give the character depth and Andrews is effective. The events are relayed inIn the period between her separation from Prince Charles and her death, Princess Diana (Naomi Watts) had a secret affair with a Pakistani heart surgeon (Naveen Andrews). This film lays it out in simple terms: her loneliness, her fame, her political causes and her struggle with love. Watts brings her talents to give the character depth and Andrews is effective. The events are relayed in short scenes with uninspired style, almost like a documentary. The writing is equally prosaic. While the film never especially touching, it does reveal interesting details in the life of "the most famous woman in the world'." Expand
  3. Sep 4, 2014
    4
    A film titled "Diana" should present more than the world's most beloved Princess' final affair. Naomi Watts gives a fair performance as the lead but she isn't nearly enough to save this one.
Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 28
  2. Negative: 13 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Louis Black
    Nov 20, 2013
    30
    Ultimately, it is as though this is a Disney film – The Princess and the Doctor – not a real life biopic.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Henderson
    Nov 8, 2013
    12
    Are the micro-biopics that don't even bother to provide overviews of their famed subjects' entire lives, but instead lean on the spectacle of celebrity impersonation, the new camp?
  3. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Nov 8, 2013
    40
    The story of her life is pretty well-known. But in Diana, it’s not particularly well told.