Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House

Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson star in this historical drama set during the Partition of India. From the writer-director of Bend It Like Beckham.

In 1947, Lord Mountbatten (Bonneville) assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.

2016Rating: M, Content may disturb106 minsUK, India
DramaHistorical

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Viceroy's House / Reviews

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Viceroy’s House is a costume drama, tragic history lesson, and star-crossed love story all rolled into one. It’s based on fascinating facts, with a top-notch cast (including Michael Gambon, Simon Callow and the late, great, Om Puri), lashings of lush scenery, impeccable suits, divine dresses, and sumptuous cinematography. But grand themes, sumptuous cinematography and good intentions do not necessarily an engaging movie make.

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Variety

Variety

"Viceroy's House" clumsily merges a waxworks biographical study of Lord Louis and Lady Edwina Mountbatten ... with a passionless Romeo-and-Juliet romance between two of their servants caught in the fray.

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Time Out

Time Out

Clumsily fuses political drama with romantic melodrama.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Viceroy's House is no very profound work, but it is a nimble and watchable period drama.

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Stuff

Stuff

If you liked The Hundred Foot Journey then Viceroy's House is of a similar ilk, boasting high-profile actors whose characters deliver an underwhelming tale.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

There's a lovely mix of seriousness and dry British wit, and the settings and landscape are beautifully captured.

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Newsroom

Newsroom

A curious beast, and a not entirely successfully executed one.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Too quaint, too polite, too focused on the light comedy rather than the terrifying drama.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Chadha has distilled a fascinating and epic true story into a starchy, stuffy, sanitised period piece that never fully engages on an emotional or educational level.

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