Written November 29, 2010
Beautifully acted, well written movie. Colin Firth should finally get the Oscar he so richly deserves for his sympathetic and compelling portrayal of the man who did not want to be King. Geoffrey Ruch is wonderful too, as is Helena Bonham Carter. Most of the stories from this era focus on the affair between Edward and Wallis Simpson, so it is great to see this other less-told story about George's life and his triumph.
Written December 27, 2010
Brilliant film. Excellent direction, performances by Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush finest acting I have seen i a long while. As an historical piece Tom Hooper, the English director, is brilliant at historical films.I think this is one of the best films of the year and I highly recommend it.
Written January 01, 2011
Great movie. He is a clinch for best actor Oscar gold- phenomenal acting. Warm and interesting story and I am not a historical movie fan. Go and enjoy this one.
Written January 10, 2011
It will win Best Actor, Supporting Actor and Screenplay at the least. One can feel the pain of the King. In the past the King's brother has been portrayed in a more positive light. I highly recommend it for young children even though there are some 4 letter expletives. It is a history lesson about our forefathers. One wonders what Queen Elizabeth thinks about the portrayals?From the outset and throughout the acting is superb. The scenery is realistic and the background music happens at all of the right moments and is never intrusive. Movies like this only come around once in a great while. My in laws, good friends, son and his wife all saw it before we did and it is seldom when the feedback is unanimously terrific. I dislike seeing movies twice but this one is one of the few I would consider. I can't wait for the Golden Globes and the Oscars and will be quite surprised it this movie, the Directors, Producers and everyone else associated with it don't walk away with it all. Good Stuff!
Written November 27, 2010
Collin Furth gives a must see performance. Lawrence Olivier, you have been replaced as the best English actor ever.