Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. 33
    So instead of history and drama, we get images, many of them striking but none of them memorable, and noise that deafens until no sense can escape. The events beg for Shakespearean gravity, but the only tragedy here is that so little could be made of so much.
  2. Overdresses and ultimately abandons what drew us to its 1998 predecessor in the first place: an intimate embrace with history.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 35
  2. Negative: 10 out of 35
  1. Sep 3, 2012
    7
    Cate was a very convincing queen. It was kind of boring at times, but I don't think the critics got it right. She put on an amazing performance and that is worth watching it for. Full Review »