User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 3 out of 17

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  1. kelseyw
    Apr 1, 2007
    2
    Take away the costumes, set and cinematography, and you have an overacted and overwrought movie of the week. The writing is actually embarrassingly bad at times, and it's obvious that Hooper couldn't control his actors' performances. A dressed-up sappy love story, masquerading as History - with a capital H.
  2. KathrynH
    Apr 25, 2006
    3
    Mirren is fab, but the writing is not up to HBO standards, and the music is bizarre, alternately incongruous and sappy. A bit disappointing that the focus was on Liz I, hottie, as opposed to Elizabeth Regina, world ruler.
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81

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Alynda Wheat
    91
    Mirren's Elzabeth is emotional... But with that comes soemthing as rare on TV as it is rewarding--a love affair involving people over the age of 50. [21 Apr 2006, p.67]
  2. 80
    Mirren... hits a dazzling career high.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    80
    Somewhat plodding through its opening hour, "Elizabeth I" gains steam and then soars through its concluding installment.