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      The King's Speech

      R Released Jan 28, 2011 1h 58m History Drama List
      94% Tomatometer 305 Reviews 92% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings England's Prince Albert (Colin Firth) must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) hires Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Colin Firth gives a masterful performance in The King's Speech, a predictable but stylishly produced and rousing period drama.

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      Wendy Ide Times (UK) Firth strikes a perfect balance between his abrasive traits and the vulnerability that coaxes our empathy. Nov 29, 2022 Full Review Donald Clarke Irish Times Travel without prejudice and you will enjoy a moving, impeccably acted and surprisingly funny slice of comfort food. There are worse ways of starting an unpromising looking year. Feb 20, 2019 Full Review David Gritten Daily Telegraph (UK) It's an uplifting audience pleaser that also showcases film-making arts and crafts at an exalted level. Rated: 4/5 Feb 20, 2015 Full Review Michael Leader Den of Geek A polished, well-rounded drama that subtly and artfully crafts its personal themes. Rated: 4/5 May 7, 2024 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review This is a life-affirming picture about a complex friendship and personal conviction that’s as touching as it is inspiring, and it does all this without feeling cliché or typical. Rated: 4/4 Aug 3, 2023 Full Review Mark Johnson Awards Daily With impeccable period detail accompanied by a few great performances, The King’s Speech is a crowd-friendly, uncomplicated film with a big heart. Jun 27, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Andy F It gives the bare bones of a period in British history, albeit with inaccuracies for dramatic effect. The performances are good but the whole thing feels a little hammy and vacuous. Read a good biography on George VI to get a flavour of the real man. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/24/24 Full Review Audience Member I liked this movie. I did not find it to be some amazing award winning film, but I had a nice time with it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/06/24 Full Review John H Excellent movie with 2 great performces Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/08/24 Full Review Eye C A moving picture, with the beginning of a war that changed the world. The performances of Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush are on of the best of this millennium, not exaggerating. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/24 Full Review Katharine M Superb! Bonham Carter was wonderful. Geoffrey Rush was stellar! Firth, perfect! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/24 Full Review Aswassh S An Absolute Classic! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/02/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis England's Prince Albert (Colin Firth) must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) hires Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence.
      Director
      Tom Hooper
      Producer
      Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
      Screenwriter
      David Seidler
      Distributor
      Weinstein Co.
      Production Co
      See-Saw Films, Bedlam Pictures
      Rating
      R (Some Language)
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 28, 2011, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $138.8M
      Runtime
      1h 58m
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