The King's Speech Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 120

Average Rating: 3.2/4

# of Ratings: 534

Theatrical Release Date: 11/26/2010

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/19/2011

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Historical

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Tom Hooper

Actors: Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Colin Firth, Timothy Spall, Michael Gambon, Geoffrey Rush

Plot: After his brother abdicates the throne young "Bertie" assumes his place as king, but his stuttering speech lead many to believe he is unfit for the position. Utilizing the talents of speech therapist Lionel Logue, whose unique techniques help him overcome his stuttering, King George VI emerges as a great leader. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
3/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/28/2019

It starts out slow and only gets slower, but Colin Firth brings his all to the leading role of this historical character study.

Rating of
3.5/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/10/2014

After his brother abdicates the throne young "Bertie" assumes his place as king, but his stuttering speech lead many to believe he is unfit for the position. Utilizing the talents of speech therapist Lionel Logue, whose unique techniques help him overcome his stuttering, King George VI emerges as a great leader. This movie is smart and just a wonderful that I had bad things to say.

Rating of
4/4

Lauren - wrote on 11/14/2013

Awesome! such a great movie. inspirational

Full Movie Reviews

Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

"The King's Speech" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 11/21/2012

The Duke Of York hires an unconventional speech therapist when faced with Royal duties in the burgeoning media age to help him with a stammer that prevents his public speaking. The premise behind The King's Speech is a rather dry one and the trailers themselves make it seem to be a cross between The Madness Of King George and Pygmalion, but thanks to some winning performances and an interesting script portraying a behind the scenes window onto recent history it transcends the traditional comedy of manners formula that nearly all British films seem obliged to follow. Colin Firth's portrayal of a man thrust into the public eye by events beyond his control is sublime and it's fascinating to see a snapshot of the man behind a public face completely controlled by propriety and social …

Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
Movie God

Rating of
3.5/4

The King's Speech review

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 08/21/2011

Prince Albert, Duke of York/ King George V (Colin Firth), the second son of King George V has problems with speeches. Elizabeth, Duchess of York/Queen Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), helps in resolving this concern by seeking assistance from several Doctors, including Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Astounding performances from the cast really made this film effective and appealing. Rush and Firth had on-screen chemistry while Helene Bonham Carter was charismatic. The score was suitable for most of the scenes and cinematography was elegant, with memorable historic locations. Its costume and surroundings of the 1920’s and 1930’s were recognized and screenplay was enchanting. A line from King George – “If I am King, where is my power? Can I declare war? Form a government? …

Jeremy
Jeremy
Producer

Rating of
3.5/4

It's G-G-G-G....Great

Jeremy - wrote on 01/20/2011

Among the best movies of 2010, The King's Speech is a true display of artistic film making at it's finest. While the story is an admittedly old one and you occasionally feel the "Oscar-Whore" premise, it can't be denied that it is an excellent movie on its own regard. The true power of The King's Speech is in it's gorgeous set design, astonishing cinematography, and utterly flawless acting from the entire cast. Despite the seemingly boring premise, there is not a dull moment in the entire 2 hour run time. It is swiftly paced with witty touches of humor that lighten the feel of the heavily dramatic film that it can be. Kudos to Colin Firth especially for turning in the best acting performance I've seen since maybe Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood. Every aspect of King …

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