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  • Summary: Queen Victoria (Dench) was the world's most powerful woman. Rugged Scotsman John Brown (Connolly) was a lowly servant who looked after her horses. Yet when circumstances brought them together, the result was a passionate friendship that scandalized a nation. (Buena Vista Entertainment)
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  1. The film's authority rests first and finally on the two actors in the leading roles. They are utterly reassuring. [4 August 1997, p. 26]
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    Mrs. Brown will delight and touch any viewer who seeks it out.
  3. Their personality types match up splendidly with the characters they play as well as each other, and Mrs. Brown's greatest pleasure is seeing and hearing them spar. Even with the gloves on, this is a battle well worth observing.
  4. Mrs. Brown will not overturn Queen Victoria's prim reputation, but it reminds us that there was more to the woman than that famous plump cameo that has become the symbol of a more modest era.
  5. Assuming that rich human insight, great production values, and topnotch acting still count for something, Mrs. Brown should have no trouble finding an appreciative audience.
  6. Reviewed by: John Gustafson
    There's really no bad performance by the great English actress Judi Dench, but this romanticized Victorian historical drama treads close.

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  1. Feb 2, 2012
    I don't want to be slanted towards any film labelled awards-crowned, which would be a surefire guarantee that it is better than average, even though it stars one of my all-time favorite actresses Dame Judi Dench and it is one of her premier glare. HMMB is a British period film from John Madden (whose SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE 1998 would upset the Oscar ceremony in 1999 and honor Ms. Denchâ Expand

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