Gramercy Pictures (I) | Release Date: November 6, 1998
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EricCApr 6, 2009
Saw this for the first time a few days ago, and I'm astonished by how bad a film it is. How do you take such an interesting and entertaining slice of history and turn it in to such a bland, unengaging movie? Too often, the movie is Saw this for the first time a few days ago, and I'm astonished by how bad a film it is. How do you take such an interesting and entertaining slice of history and turn it in to such a bland, unengaging movie? Too often, the movie is overdramatic when it needs to be subtle. The actors bounce around from overacting to just phoning in their perfomances (which is wildly disapointing considering the incredible cast). The director is clueless how to shoot the movie, clearly believing all that is needed to establish mood and atmosphere is turning down the lights. The script is completely generic and empty period babble (those that compare this to the Godfather; have you ever even seen the Godfather?). And the edidting, my god. The scenes are just lazily slapped together, giving the film an awful and confounding flow that I can only compare to a daytime soap opera. Obviously, fans of period epics will gobble this up (and the Academy loves them some period epics). For everyone else, this is just a massive mess of a movie. I can't even imagine what the universally panned sequel was like. Expand
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SonyaW.Aug 27, 2006
THe worst. Nothing accurate about it save the fact Elizabeth was Henry VIII's daughter. After that bit of fact, the rest of it goes sharply downhill. Costumes are nice. If you know nothing about the history, you'll be entertained, THe worst. Nothing accurate about it save the fact Elizabeth was Henry VIII's daughter. After that bit of fact, the rest of it goes sharply downhill. Costumes are nice. If you know nothing about the history, you'll be entertained, if you know the facts, you'll be disgusted. Expand
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Manudel93Jan 28, 2016
For Spain, this piece of **** is part of Black Legend: First Elizabeth was a catholic murderer, more than Maria with anglicans, in second place the character of Felipe II is the other great **** because the king Felipe was Knowing "theFor Spain, this piece of **** is part of Black Legend: First Elizabeth was a catholic murderer, more than Maria with anglicans, in second place the character of Felipe II is the other great **** because the king Felipe was Knowing "the prudent", Now a days hispanic Bibliographic is in a revisión in that all of specialist being in agreement that He wasn´t a fanatic, monster, murderer or a lunatic... He wasn´t a saint , he was other king with politics ambitions and absolut power, but not this monster.
In conclusion this film is a horrible sample of unknown history knowledge, and I don´t know how Blanchet could accept...and I dont know who and why Nowadays this film could win an award.
P.D: sorry for my bad english.
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