The King's Speech Synopsis
An Australian actor tries to help England's Prince Albert overcome a speech impediment.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
No screen portrait of a king has ever been more stirring-heartbreaking at first, then stirring. That's partly due to the screenplay, which...
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Under Hooper's deft direction, it packs the suspense of a thriller.
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100

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Despite being about a royal family at a critical moment in history, The King's Speech doesn't shout about its many strengths. Rather, it...
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Let's say it without equivocation: Colin Firth deserves an Oscar for his lead role in The King's Speech as the stammering King George VI.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The King's Speech is a warm, wise film - the best period movie of the year and one of the year's best movies.
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95

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
A direct and heartfelt piece of work. It's conventional, maybe, in its sense of filmmaking decorum, but extraordinary in the way it cuts to...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Two men alone create an epic landscape of feeling in one of the very best movies of the year.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Lest the audience miss a cue, Hooper and soundtrack composer Alexandre Desplat count on the ringing grandeur of Beethoven's Seventh...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It perhaps started with "The Queen," continued with "Young Victoria" and now achieves the most intimate glimpse inside the royal camp to...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie isn't badly done, just overdone - a cozy art-house crowd-pleaser coasting on the expectations of its genre.
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Very good movie, with a strong message.

By SimonTylers
This is a truly inspiring movie, and I LOVE Geoffrey Rush. Especially lovd him as Barbosa in POTC. Truly inspiring, if you haven’t seen, watch at [BLOCKED WEBSITE] . com...

The King's Speech

By Augenblick
A wonderful film! Colin Firth does a superb job as the frightened and tormented Prince of York who becomes King George VI just as WWII starts. He convinces you just how severe and paralyzing his...

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST

By cheekychelton
Intelligent, well written, wonderful performances by Colin Firth and Geoffery Rush (who I think deserved the supporting actor Academy Award) this film describes the incredible struggle of the man who...

The Kings Speech - BEST MOVIE of the YEAR!

By reallyrednails
The Kings Speech is the rare film that grabs your attention from the beginning scene and doesn't let go all the way thru to the end. Amazing acting from all the principals, especially, of course...

The King's Speech

By jbird5156
This movie will be remembered as one of the best historical movies ever made. The character development from the child actors all the way to the character of King George V was first rate, with...

Five Word Review

By Cassysj_movie
Colin Firth is amazing Fabulous...

Best Movie of 2010

By hiltd
I watch a lot of movies from silly gross out movies to Sci-Fi to dramas. This movie was hands down the best one I saw all of 2010. Not a false moment in this movie. The ending which was subtely...

great film

By guslightyear
The King's Speech is one of those movies that leaves you with a good taste in your mouth. Why? you enjoy a good ensemble cast, which are powerful in the performance of real historical figures. This...

The King's Speech

By anmagana
Colin Firth deserves an Oscar for his performance as the stuttering King George VI. Geoffrey Rush is funny and creative as his speech therapist. Firth must have spent months perfecting his facial...

a little gem

By nycfilmlvr
The people who rate this "so-so" must go for the blockbusters. This is a rare treat - a touching, human story, perfectly acted and directed, Nothing over the top, just a well-done, adult movie....

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Rated PG-13
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Superb drama about overcoming fears is fine for teens.
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