Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
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  1. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    70
    Despite its faltering touch with the story's darker, more melodramatic threads, Her Majesty nonetheless proves winning overall thanks to a predominant emphasis on nostalgia, whimsy (heroine's royal audience fantasies include one full-on production number) and droll-to-broad humor.
  2. 63
    Her Majesty is the kind of movie where you start out smiling, and then smile more broadly, and then really smile, and then realize with a sinking heart that the filmmakers are losing it.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 11, 2012
    7
    It is 1953 and 13 year old Elizabeth Wakefield is consumed by a desire to meet the new Queen, Elizabeth II. However she is stuck in aIt is 1953 and 13 year old Elizabeth Wakefield is consumed by a desire to meet the new Queen, Elizabeth II. However she is stuck in a provincial North Island town of New Zealand, trying to deal with typical "coming-of-age" challenges such as parents who don't understand, a cruel brother, unfaithful friends, a handsome teacher and dozens of unanswered letters she has sent to the Queen. Then it happens - the Queen is going to visit the town during her New Zealand tour. This family film, that probably will appeal more to pre and early teen girls, is a bit rough around the edges, but not bad for a first time director who has done a good job at designing a mid-20th century small town New Zealand atmosphere. Full Review »
  2. PeterS.
    Sep 30, 2006
    10
    Exceptional. And certainly better than 95% of the so called family films put out by the major studios. HER MAJESTY is a story that actually Exceptional. And certainly better than 95% of the so called family films put out by the major studios. HER MAJESTY is a story that actually has some "meat on the bones". A great choice if you're looking for something to watch with the whole family. Full Review »