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The King's Speech Review

Movies.com Critics

3.0

Dave White Profile

The King's Oscar speech. Read full review

4.0

Grae Drake Profile

Jolly good show! Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    88

    out of 100

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

  • 100

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia 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 Journal Joe 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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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk 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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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa 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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