Metacritic Movie Ratings
The King's Speech Reviews

5.0

88

out of 100

Metascore®
Universal acclaim
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Let's say it without equivocation: Colin Firth deserves an Oscar for his lead role in The King's Speech as the stammering King George VI.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    No screen portrait of a king has ever been more stirring-heartbreaking at first, then stirring. That's partly due to the screenplay, which contains two of the best-written roles in recent memory, and to Mr. Hooper's superb direction.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    Lest the audience miss a cue, Hooper and soundtrack composer Alexandre Desplat count on the ringing grandeur of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony - the famous second movement, no less - to amp the emotions.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    It perhaps started with "The Queen," continued with "Young Victoria" and now achieves the most intimate glimpse inside the royal camp to date with The King's Speech.

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