After the death of Queen Diana, Queen of England that has been died in an accident in Paris, people of England suffer from the political unrest, as people don't accept Queen Elizabeth as the Queen, the thing that leads Tony Blair, the elected prime Minister of England to advise her to deliver a speech to mourning the dead Queen.
With its lavish imagery and elegant writing, The Queen is a majestic film, and Mirren is the heir apparent to be crowned best actress of the year.
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
October 09, 2008
A disappointingly claustrophobic play at sympathy for someone so out of touch with her 'subjects.' And why blow it up for the big screen? . . . Where's the arc? The tragic flaw? The ebbs and flows to her character? . . . A middle-of-the-pack chamber drama
Both [Michael Sheen and Helen Mirren] understand the prickly push-and-pull that defines the fight -- the Gray Monarch v. the Great Modernizer -- and give quiet gravitas to the polite but firm standoffs.
Stuffed with stinging truths about swiftly turning winds of public opinion, Stephen Frears' film is a tough, fair-minded and, at times, morbidly satirical depiction of the extraordinary circumstance of leading in grief as well as government.