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The Queen PG-13

Our Leaders. Ourselves.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 24, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Miramax Lionsgate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - Spanish
    • Subtitles - Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Behind the Scenes: "The Making of THE QUEEN"
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Robert Lacey - British Historian
      2. Stephen Frears - Director; Peter Morgan - Writer

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
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Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 2006 - Best Actress: Helen Mirren

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh96%

Total Count: 197


User Ratings: 175,568
3 stars out of 5 -- Stephen Frears' taut run-through of the week following the demise of The People's Princess sees the bickering royals isolated at Balmoral.
Total Film
Oct 1, 2006
Rating: 2/5 -- It's surprising how tame and incurious Stephen Frears' documentation of the aftermath of Diana's death on the Royal Family (and the Queen in particular) actually is. Full Review
Patrick Nabarro
Aug 21, 2019
4 stars out of 5 -- Rightly acclaimed for Helen Mirren's extraordinarily persuasive lead....This is Stephen Frears' best film yet.
Mar 1, 2007
Rating: 3/4 -- Makes for engaging and entertaining viewing. Not just the subject, it's also the interpretation and storytelling that one closely identifies with. Full Review
Jan 25, 2019
Included in Premiere's 10 Best Movies Of The Year -- [The film] has as many twists and turns as a great political thriller, and a sly wisdom as well.
Jan 1, 2007
Rating: 4/5 -- A slyly amusing blend of fact, fantasy and hearsay set in England in 1997. Full Review
Herald Sun (Australia)
Aug 23, 2018
Ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's The 10 Best Movies Of 2006 -- [Frears] is devilishly good at springing surprises, political, personal and profound.
Rolling Stone
Dec 28, 2006

Product Description:

Helen Mirren delivers a royally stirring performance as Queen Elizabeth II in Stephen Frears's fictional romp, THE QUEEN. The year is 1997, and Great Britain has a newly elected prime minister, the youthful, optimistic Tony Blair (Michael Sheen). In Buckingham Palace, the Queen doesn't appear to be fazed by Blair's arrival. Then again, she doesn't appear to be fazed by anything. But when Diana--her son's ex-wife and the mother of her grandchildren--is killed in a tragic car accident, her authority is tested as never before. While the Queen Mother (Sylvia Syms) and Prince Philip (James Cromwell) agree with her decision to remain at their holiday estate in Balmoral and not publicly acknowledge the tragedy, Tony Blair feels differently. Unfortunately, so do the English people. Making matters worse is the out-of-control media, which has begun to castigate the queen for her silence. In order to retain her grip on the country that she has served for so many years, she must swallow her pride and let the world know that she does, in fact, care.

With THE QUEEN, the consistently superior Frears (DIRTY PRETTY THINGS, DANGEROUS LIAISONS) strikes once again. Peter Morgan's devilishly clever script provides the foundation, but the expert performances are what make the film such an exhilarating ride. What begins as a humorous critique of the stuffy royal family becomes an unexpectedly sympathetic portrait of a woman who carries the weight of a nation on her shoulders.

This film was chosen to be the opening night selection of the 44th New York Film Festival organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: October 6, 2006

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