75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An enjoyable movie with an entertaining angle on a hard-to-resist period of history.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The result is an entertainingly sudsy trip through early 16th century English history.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A classy romantic cocktail distinguished by its tart yet breezy bite.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Feels less like an epic drama about power and the power of love than an episode of a Masterpiece Theatre mini-series.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In Portman's dynamic performance you can see strength and vulnerability warring for Anne's soul. In this bedroom view of history, it's that image that sticks.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Shot in high definition and filmed at many historic locations, the film somehow still lacks the splendor of an epic, and its urgency to get on with the next plot point leaves much unexplained while context goes out the window.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Chadwick builds a brisk pace and sweeping scope that initially grab our interest. But this Anne's sole motivations are sex and greed, and the wild rumors that were designed to destroy her are treated here as gospel.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Can't quite figure out what it wants to be. At times it strains to be a stately period drama about 16th-century political intrigue. Then it devolves into soap opera muck and emerges as a rather tame bodice ripper.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
After covering much of its ground at a stylish canter, The Other Boleyn Girl finishes at a plod.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Not good enough to take seriously and, sadly, not bad enough to be any fun.
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50 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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