63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Watts masters Diana’s look — the way she carried her head and used those wide, coyly expressive eyes — but is only passable at impersonating the voice.
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Watts’s work is extraordinary, sometimes keying off the same illicit register as "Mulholland Drive"; she risks being goofy, awkward and bratty.
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50

Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
Diana is a Lifetime movie in sensible pumps, at once too silly to be taken seriously, yet so self-serious it rarely allows us to giggle.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's a gallant battle against flawed material, and Hirschbiegel fights it to a draw.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
It’s a fractured fairy tale, penned in clunky strokes.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
In truth, the only hazardous material to be found in Diana - the title role assumed bravely, if mistakenly, by Naomi Watts - is the screenplay.
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42

Film.com

The result is a film that grows worse with each passing minute, as the vibrant and complex Diana is reduced down to a daft, dumbstruck love addict, a biopic that tries desperately to humanize an already beloved and relatable human being and makes her look comically idiotic and empty in the process.
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40

Variety

While mostly swerving past the pitfall of tastelessness, this sincerely intended account of the last two years of Princess Diana’s life risks an even more perilous roadblock: dullness.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This wrongheaded biopic that bears her name does nothing to burnish her legacy. In fact, the tedious movie lacks any insight into the characters involved, and surely would have the late Princess of Wales rolling in her grave. And it can't be easy on her sons to see their mother depicted in such a one-dimensional fashion.
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Sixteen years after her death, Princess Diana is still capable of generating interest, which is probably the only reason why this dull, pointless movie was greenlighted.
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35 out of 100
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