Elizabeth

0
0
Subscribe to Cate Blanchett alerts

Facts and Figures

Run time: 124 mins

In Theaters: Friday 19th February 1999

Box Office Worldwide: $82.1M

Budget: $30M

Distributed by: Gramercy

Production compaines: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films, Channel Four Films

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Fresh: 48 Rotten: 11

IMDB: 7.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: Cate Blanchett as Elisabeth I, Geoffrey Rush as Sir Francis Walsingham, Christopher Eccleston as Duke of Norfolk, Joseph Fiennes as Robert Dudley, Richard Attenborough as Sir William Cecil, Fanny Ardant as Mary of Guise, Eric Cantona as Monsieur de Foix, Vincent Cassel as Duc d'Anjou, Kathy Burke as Queen Mary, Edward Hardwicke as Earl of Arundel, Emily Mortimer as Kat Ashley, John Gielgud as The Pope, James Frain as Alvaro de la Quadra, Kelly Macdonald as Isabel Knollys, Kenny Doughty as Sir Thomas Elyot, Daniel Craig as John Ballard, Alfie Allen as Arundel's Son

Elizabeth Movie Review


Seeing Elizabeth on the day of the impeachment of President Clinton was a bit strange, but it did put things in perspective.

450 years ago, no one would've thought a thing about a little intern boinking. Today, that's obviously big news, and it should have made the sexual, political, and religious escapades of Elizabeth all the more thrilling.

Too bad it doesn't. The tumultuous tale of young Elizabeth I's (Cate Blanchett) rise to power in the mid-1500s, we are treated to a two hour trip through her battles with the French, a number of suitors, the Pope, the Spanish, underhanded lords, and other nefarious types.

The problem is this all comes off as too cliquish, with Britons the obvious wink-wink insiders in all of this, as is typically the case with movies about roylaty. Despite a rash of good performances, lush camerawork, and great costumes, Elizabeth is just too stand-offish to really get into.

Lizzy gets jiggy.


Contactmusic

0
0
Subscribe to Cate Blanchett alerts

Comments

Elizabeth Rating

" OK "

Advertisement

More Cate Blanchett

Laura Marling - Short Movie Video

Laura Marling has now launched the title track for her forthcoming new album 'Short Movie' alongside a colourful animated equine video. The record co-produced by...

Pond - Sitting Up On Our Crane Video

Tame Impala side-project Pond unveil a psychedelic graphics laden video for their new track 'Sitting Up On Our Crane', taken from their forthcoming new album...

Wolf Alice - Giant Peach (Live) Video

Recently nominated for BBC's Sound of 2015, Wolf Alice perform an intimate rendition of their new track 'Giant Peach'. The band are currently working on...

Owl City - Kiss Me Babe, It's Christmas Time (Audio) Video

Getting into the festive spirit is Owl City, whose fun new single 'Kiss Me Babe, It's Christmas Time' has now been made available ahead of...

Advertisement

Wolf Alice - Interview Video

One half of London quartet Wolf Alice discuss their recent tour, their excitement for 2015 and a possible album release. They also unveil their favourite...

The Loft Trailer

Five married friends decide to buy a loft together, and each owned a key, but no one else did. The men use the loft as...

Far From The Madding Crowd Trailer

Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) is a beautiful young, yet poor woman. After saving the life of a young farmer, he falls utterly in love with...

Paul McCartney - The Daily Show Clips Video

Paul McCartney recently unveiled a new single, entitled 'Hope', to go alongside the release of brand new video shooter game 'Destiny'. However, while promoting the...

Advertisement