Metacritic Movie Ratings
Elizabeth: The Golden Age Reviews

3.0

45

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    Weighed down by its splendor. There are scenes where the costumes are so sumptuous, the sets so vast, the music so insistent, that we lose sight of the humans behind the dazzle of the production.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    Too bad Kapur's new, glittering sequel also shows up feeling prematurely old, square, and cautious. A production of exquisitely complicated wigs and expensively grand wide shots, it pauses often to admire its own beauty, leery of messing with previous success.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Squanders the opportunity to give us a telling glimpse of the woman behind the ruff. Instead, the costume drama is all gilt and opulence.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Ms. Blanchett can do no wrong, and does none here, though the movie around her, a popcorn-worthy sequel to the 1998 "Elizabeth," often lapses into opacity or grandiosity.

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