The Madness of King George Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 3415

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 35

Theatrical Release Date: 12/28/1994

Language: English

Genre: Biography, Comedy

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Nicholas Hytner

Actors: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Graves, Amanda Donohoe, Rupert Everett

Plot: Based on the historical period when King George III suffered from a blood disorder that caused episodes of dementia - and those around him who try to combat this affliction and keeping themselves in power. -- Chris Kavan

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
3/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 01/03/2020

Stately costume piece about the British court trying to deal with King George III and his bouts of mental illness. Nigel Hawthorne bounces back and forth between a regal bearing and a pathetic state of mind. Helen Mirren is good as his compassionate wife. It's an interesting perspective about a historical figure who was traditionally maligned in American popular culture.

Rating of
3.5/4

Yojimbo - wrote on 07/07/2012

Extremely powerful historical drama about the ordeal undergone by King George III when he was suffering from porphyria, a disease so painful it can be mistaken for insanity. Nigel Hawthorne's performance as the ailing monarch is absolutely astonishing and deeply harrowing.

Rating of
3/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/26/2011

A tour-de-force performance by Nigel Hawthorne, which elevates this film above standard biopic material. The historical period is also lovingly recreated and beautifully shot.

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