Overall Rank: 649
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 212
Theatrical Release Date: 11/06/1998
Genre: Biography, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Actors: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, Richard Attenborough, Fanny Ardant
Plot: The young monarch Elizabeth I rises to power and must contend with endless attempts to set her up with a suitor, a combative Catholic church and her burgeoning romance with Lord Robert Dudley. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/17/2019
From its lavished settings to its powerful performances and themes, everything about this biopic is astounding.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 03/07/2014
The young monarch Elizabeth I rises to power and must contend with endless attempts to set her up with a suitor, a combative Catholic church and her burgeoning romance with Lord Robert Dudley. This movie is slow and long but the acting was good and the sets of the film was also good as well.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 02/21/2012
Elizabeth is an ambitious epic that manages to make sense of the action and intrigue that pervaded early English history. The production design and cinematography are, of course, spectacular, but so is the commanding performance by Cate Blanchett, who embodies the strong and haughty nature of royalty.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 04/11/2012
Elizabeth chronicles the life of Elizabeth I from innocent young girl to one of the shrewdest and most politically savvy monarchs in England's history. Shekhar Kapur's story of the early life of the virgin queen certainly has a very impressive cast and the material concerns itself with one of the most fascinating periods of British history but the film suffers for his approach. The early part of the film resembles a melodramatic soap opera more than anything else and suffers greatly for his unsophisticated direction that seems far more interested with unnecessary visual embellishment than story telling. Things settle down after Elizabeth is crowned Queen however, and as Geoffrey Rush's Walsingham becomes more involved in the political machinations it all gets a lot more interesting. The …
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