Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26

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Critic Reviews

  1. 50
    Pirouettes along a beguiling but treacherous line between horror and whimsy.
  2. Should be a brilliant picture, one last testament to the intertwined sensibilities of two brave artists. Should be, but isn't.
  3. The new film is so leisurely paced and overly long that what means to be at once charming yet darkly satirical lapses into tedium and barely comes alive.
  4. 50
    The deft physical comedy is a pleasure, though the leering chauvinism becomes more embarrassing as the movie progresses. Mel Brooks never had it this good.
  5. I Served the King of England, like its hero, is surrounded by and infused with the potential for meaning but feels like a lark: a bit of nothing whistling past the graveyard of 20th century European history without a thing to do but indulge itself.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. JakubP.
    Jul 18, 2009
    6
    Surprises me how well the movie has been received internationally. Ji?í Menzel at his worst. What a pity his other movies he did from Surprises me how well the movie has been received internationally. Ji?í Menzel at his worst. What a pity his other movies he did from the late sixties to the end of the eighties are probably not so known except of the "Trains". Hrabal and Menzel has always been a guarantee for a great movie. This one is not. But Mezel has all my respect for what he´s done during his lifetime. Full Review »
  2. PeterK.
    Mar 9, 2009
    9
    Chaplin in Forest Gump of east Europe in the first half of the 20th century: we are first-hand eye witnesses to many historical event. The Chaplin in Forest Gump of east Europe in the first half of the 20th century: we are first-hand eye witnesses to many historical event. The actor playing the main character has whimsy, charm and warmth so we forgive him his many sins.... Full Review »
  3. BenY.
    Mar 1, 2009
    10
    Genius!