Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and Abdul

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Victoria and Abdul

Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk in this period drama from the director of The Queen.

When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal, Furious 7), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

2017Rating: PG111 minsUSA, UK
Drama
94%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" served with mango chutney.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

A royal treat.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This is kid-gloves historical storytelling. It's sometimes amusing, and occasionally touching, but there's nothing here to scare the horses.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

What a peculiarly dodgy, conservative film this is - a lazy salute to a good queen and her faithful Indian servant.

2.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

Fun to watch, but there is a gratifying amount of shade and jaggedness among all the expected pageantry and japes as well. Recommended.

4.0
0
Newsroom

Newsroom

press

It's a prestige picture, make no mistake, but its target audience is looking to be placated rather than challenged.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The sizable constituency that turns out for glossy period drama of this kind will embrace the sumptuously appointed Victoria & Abdul as a moving account of an isolated old woman finding joy and lightness in her final years.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...a satisfyingly sweet confection which will find, and please, its audience.

0
BBC

BBC

press

Stephen Frears knows how to keep the culture-clash comedy bright and sprightly, and Lee Hall has written a script which can be charming fun while having a few digs at racism and snobbery along the way.

3.0
0

Slightly syrupy but well presented

0

A charming Victorian tale.

This old Queen has been the flavour of the month, for months it seems. Just when we thought we knew all there was to know here we go again in a timely tale about colonial India (which is also celebrating it's 70 year independence birthday). Lovely to look and alternating at a clip between funny and and tragic this flick is a pleasure to watch. Judy Dench...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" served with mango chutney.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A royal treat.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This is kid-gloves historical storytelling. It's sometimes amusing, and occasionally touching, but there's nothing here to scare the horses.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

What a peculiarly dodgy, conservative film this is - a lazy salute to a good queen and her faithful Indian servant.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Fun to watch, but there is a gratifying amount of shade and jaggedness among all the expected pageantry and japes as well. Recommended.

4.0
0
Newsroom

Newsroom

press

It's a prestige picture, make no mistake, but its target audience is looking to be placated rather than challenged.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The sizable constituency that turns out for glossy period drama of this kind will embrace the sumptuously appointed Victoria & Abdul as a moving account of an isolated old woman finding joy and lightness in her final years.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...a satisfyingly sweet confection which will find, and please, its audience.

0
BBC

BBC

press

Stephen Frears knows how to keep the culture-clash comedy bright and sprightly, and Lee Hall has written a script which can be charming fun while having a few digs at racism and snobbery along the way.

3.0
0

Slightly syrupy but well presented

0

A charming Victorian tale.

This old Queen has been the flavour of the month, for months it seems. Just when we thought we knew all there was to know here we go again in a timely tale about colonial India (which is also celebrating it's 70 year independence birthday). Lovely to look and alternating at a clip between funny and and tragic this flick is a pleasure to watch. Judy Dench...

4.0
0