Mrs. Brown Synopsis
Servant John Brown (Billy Connolly) becomes Queen Victoria's (Judi Dench) confidant.
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By James Berardinelli
Mrs. Brown will delight and touch any viewer who seeks it out.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A love story about two strong-willed people who find exhilaration in testing each other. It is not about sexual love, or even romantic...
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80

Empire

Before you know it, you're caught up in a difficult but touching friendship, and enjoying a history lesson more than you ever thought...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A first-rate historical drama.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Mrs. Brown will not overturn Queen Victoria's prim reputation, but it reminds us that there was more to the woman than that famous plump...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Poignant, witty, historically illuminating.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Beguiling Victoriana. [18 July 1997, p.4D]
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63

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
If the movie crumbles under its own stiffness at times, at least it has the two old pros' good performances to cheer us along the way.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Elegant yet surprisingly remote royal-court drama.
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50

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An intelligent story for the kilts-and-corsets crowd.
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Rated PG