Victoria & Abdul

critic Reviews

66% Fresh Tomatometer Score66%
  • Victoria & Abdul reunites Dame Judi Dench with the role of Queen Victoria -- which is all this period drama needs to overcome its imbalanced narrative.
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    Kate RodgerNewshub (NZ)
    Judi Dench is a force like no other on the big screen.
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    Matthew LucasFrom the Front Row
    Oversimplification of geopolitical issues aside, Victoria & Abdul is a light, charming entertainment that features yet another stunning performance by Dench.
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    Cate MarquisWe Are Movie Geeks
    As gorgeous as the film is, it is still Dench's performance that really rivets.
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    Jack BlackwellOne Room With A View
    This stacked cast and gentle sense of humour, with a keen eye trained on the absurdities of British formality, ensure that Victoria and Abdul is consistently entertaining despite being inescapably generic.
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    Rahul DesaiFilm Companion
    I don't believe Victoria & Abdul was meant to be presented on an investigative level and pass judgment about the past; it doesn't pretend to be responsible, which is why I didn't mind its familiar templates and young emotions.
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    Doug JamiesonThe Jam Report
    Dench once again proves even the lightest of films can be elevated by her impeccable presence.
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    Daniel NavaChicago Cinema Circuit
    It's Love & Friendship for stupid people, extricated of all wit and confrontation
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    Sarah CartlandCaution Spoilers
    This tale of a young Indian servant who catches the eye of the old queen and ends up her favourite means well, but isn't enough of an irritant to the Establishment.
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    Matt WardCinematic Considerations
    Victoria and Abdul is a well above average biopic featuring a royal (Dame Judy) Dench at the top of her game.
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    Ashley MenzelWe Live Entertainment
    Let Victoria & Abdul in, and it will warm your heart and reignite your faith in humanity.
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