Apparition | Release Date: December 18, 2009
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epictvsagaDec 13, 2010
Yet another movie that has amazing talent! 10 out of 10! Acting, score, and story were all linked to greatness. If you're looking for a movie with decency and morality, then this is a movie for you to watch!
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mischkasmumJun 16, 2012
I enjoyed this movie but it wasn't exactly "historically accurate". Not ONCE did I hear Queen Victoria's true title, which was "monarch of the United Kingdom of GREAT BRITAIN and Ireland. She was always referred to as the Queen of England. InI enjoyed this movie but it wasn't exactly "historically accurate". Not ONCE did I hear Queen Victoria's true title, which was "monarch of the United Kingdom of GREAT BRITAIN and Ireland. She was always referred to as the Queen of England. In fact all references were to England, which would have been forgivable had the writer had been a foreigner but I was shocked to see that it was Sir Julian Fellowes - who really ought to know better! Expand
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ArnoldPJan 1, 2010
What is wrong with a picture being Masterpiece Theatre old fashioned? It was beautiful to watch even having some historical authenticity of the times. Emily Blunt is bright light on the screen. No it's not in "Hurt Locker", nor supposed What is wrong with a picture being Masterpiece Theatre old fashioned? It was beautiful to watch even having some historical authenticity of the times. Emily Blunt is bright light on the screen. No it's not in "Hurt Locker", nor supposed to be, It's a genre I still can enjoy, but it's not for everyone. Expand
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TDKinDallasJan 4, 2010
We really enjoyed it. Luckily, it must have been made for me to enjoy and not the critics. I wish it had been even longer and more in depth.
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RussDJan 7, 2010
A wonderful movie! Emily Blunt is superb.
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LisaC.Feb 15, 2010
Fantastic movie, especially when you consider casting, costumes, and being true to history. Only wish the mostly male critic population would recognize movies like this, as much as they do Inglorious Basterds.
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AnneD.Dec 27, 2009
Enjoyed every stately minute of it.
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ChadSDec 31, 2009
On the eve of the coronation ball, Young Victoria(Emily Blunt) pays tribute to her most loyal subject, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, by giving him a bath, as a way of thanking him for always being there throughout her lonely childhood. On the eve of the coronation ball, Young Victoria(Emily Blunt) pays tribute to her most loyal subject, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, by giving him a bath, as a way of thanking him for always being there throughout her lonely childhood. Wrapped in a towel, Dash gets the well-earned privilege of dancing with the queen first, when the royal teenager gives her dog a quick spin, amusingly enough, before she does the same with Albert(Rupert Friend), the future prince, later that night. In Dash's eyes, Victoria is just Victoria, his master. Same thing goes for Albert; her highness is his master, too. The filmmaker knows who wears the pants in this palace. Lounging around the conjugal bed, the day after they consummate their marriage, the moviegoer notices how Victoria elongates her body over Albert. She's on top, and never switches off to an overtly submissive position(i.e. under the man); she does, however, have a girlish side, too, which makes "The Young Victoria", simultaneously, romantic and ludicrous, especially during the holiday in the rain sequence. Lucky for Albert, fate gives him the chance to earn his spurs. Not only does the philanthropist(via Victoria's wealth) have a bleeding heart, he actually gets to bleed. Since Albert is good, the Queen of England lets the prince have a desk just like hers, and go on to rule as "equals". Expand
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RickAJan 16, 2010
I sure liked this one. Great acting and excellent story.
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BillySJan 16, 2010
In my opinion, the coveted fifth spot up for grabs in the Best Actress Oscar race this year should go to Emily Blount. The Young Victoria is an excellent film by the Director of C.R.A.Z.Y., a little seen but brilliant film, and Jean-Marc In my opinion, the coveted fifth spot up for grabs in the Best Actress Oscar race this year should go to Emily Blount. The Young Victoria is an excellent film by the Director of C.R.A.Z.Y., a little seen but brilliant film, and Jean-Marc Vallee proves that it was no fluke. All credits are top notch, especially Sandy Powell's costumes and Julian Fellows script. but Ms. Blount carries the picture in the same way that Cate Blanchett was Elizabeth. A must see for Oscar followers. Expand
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RobertIFeb 11, 2010
She speaks! Emily Blunt brings flesh, blood, and feelings to the iconic queen. All is gorgeous--Windsor park, banquet table settings, gowns, and Emily Blunt, who eclipses the real woman in a 21st century ideal of beauty. Rupert Friend seems She speaks! Emily Blunt brings flesh, blood, and feelings to the iconic queen. All is gorgeous--Windsor park, banquet table settings, gowns, and Emily Blunt, who eclipses the real woman in a 21st century ideal of beauty. Rupert Friend seems oddly weak, or young, to have attracted such a powerful wife. Expand
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smijatovSep 6, 2010
Emily Blunt is very much excellent in this film, and definitely deserving of her Golden Globe nomination. Also, technically (especially when it comes to costume design and art direction/set decoration) the film excels. However, the story isEmily Blunt is very much excellent in this film, and definitely deserving of her Golden Globe nomination. Also, technically (especially when it comes to costume design and art direction/set decoration) the film excels. However, the story is rather slow and somewhat boring to be quite frank.
Also, very predictable and very "royal" in a way of character building. Yes, royalty is supposed to be all "royal" to the "common people" but they are real people, too, and that came across rather rarely, mainly due to the sceenplay. So basically, despite being visually great and with good performances, ultimately the story is so usual and so predictable (irrelevant on whether it is actually accurate historically or not - probably not completely, anyway) that one is left somewhat unsatisfied with the film. But it surely is not a bad film, by any stretch of the word. Definitely recommended to be watched for the great costumes and Emily Blunt's performance!
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rnnbrwnOct 14, 2011
More than anything else, this is a simple love story between the young Queen, and her Prince. It's - seemingly - historically accurate and, actually made me want to know more about Victoria and Albert's twenty-year reign.

Emily Blunt and
More than anything else, this is a simple love story between the young Queen, and her Prince. It's - seemingly - historically accurate and, actually made me want to know more about Victoria and Albert's twenty-year reign.

Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend are excellent in the two main roles, with Friend's performance as Albert particularly enjoyable. He plays a pragmatic German very well.
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TokyochuchuFeb 18, 2013
Young Victoria is an unbelievably sumptuous period drama with great turns from it's strong cast. Better still, the movie is genuinely moving and romantic without feeling forced. An excellent film.
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NJWolfgangJul 25, 2011
This is perhaps one of the most historically correct films of this genre I think I've seen. It excels in every way from cinematography to costumes. The performances are rich and honest. The characters are clearly written with historicalThis is perhaps one of the most historically correct films of this genre I think I've seen. It excels in every way from cinematography to costumes. The performances are rich and honest. The characters are clearly written with historical accuracy. Emily Blunt was excellent as a young Victoria and Rupert Friend is perfect as Albert. It was a pleasure to see Paul Bethany, Miranda Richardson and Jim Broadbent used so well as were many others. What truly stands out here is not just the overall quality of the film but the historical accuracy. This deserved a lot more attention than it received and in some respects was actually better than The King's Speech. Expand
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SpangleAug 1, 2016
The Young Victoria is a lushly crafted biopic with a killer performance from Emily Blunt as the titular royal, but it does have a few problems that holds it back from being truly great. Though Blunt and the other actors are at their veryThe Young Victoria is a lushly crafted biopic with a killer performance from Emily Blunt as the titular royal, but it does have a few problems that holds it back from being truly great. Though Blunt and the other actors are at their very best, the film feels overstuffed. As it tries to showcase many characters and multiple years of Victoria's reign, it has the problem of feeling both incomplete and overstuffed. If it wants to introduce this many characters, it needs more runtime. If it cuts some characters, it still needs to be longer to bring every other subplot to an end. That said, the technical elements here are very good with terrific costume design, production design, and makeup/hairstyling. All are pitch perfect and perfectly capture the 1800s England feel with the correct importance and weight to the sets. The film is also well paced, even if the story does not deliver fully. Overall, The Young Victoria is an ambitious biopic that has terrific acting and a great look, but would have been better off trimming some fat and expanding on a few things to paint a more concise and direct picture. Expand
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