Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • PG-13
  • 1h 54m
  • 2007
Rotten34%
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Academy Award® winners Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush join Academy Award® nominee Clive Owen in a gripping historical thriller full of suspense, intrigue and adventure! When Queen Elizabeth’s reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain’s invading army, she and her shrewd advisor must act to safeguard to the lives of her people. But when a dashing seafarer, Walter Raleigh, captures her heart, she is forced to make her most tragic sacrifice for the good of her country. Elizabeth: The Golden Age tells the thrilling tale of one woman's crusade to control her love, destroy her enemies and secure her position as a beloved icon of the western world.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten34%
Critics Consensus: This sequel is full of lavish costumes and elaborate sets, but lacks the heart and creativity of the original Elizabeth
Reviews
Time Out
Hank Sartin
Fresh

June 22, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Rotten

June 21, 2017
I.E. Weekly
Amy Nicholson
Fresh

A pedigreed romance, an excuse for Blanchett to bind herself in satin and channel Kate Hepburn.

June 21, 2017
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
Fresh

If this is a film that irritates nearly as much as it pleases, we do get a sense of the times, and...

March 3, 2019
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

Where Kapur's first Elizabeth was cool, cerebral, fascinatingly concerned with complex plotting, t...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Talky, arty, intense sequel may not interest kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this talky, artistic sequel to 1998's Elizabeth probably won't be a big draw for many kids, even older teens. That said, it liberally interprets the PG-13 rating (the original was R), since it contains some graphic, bloody violence. Images include torture, a tongue being cut out, heads in cages, beatings, shooting, hanging, beheading, and an epic sea battle. Flirtations are more intellectual than physical, though there's plenty of visible cleavage in the colorful costumes. One sex scene is glamorous and shadowy, with a brief image of a passionate embrace. Raleigh brings "natives" from the New World in face paint; though others look on them as novelties, the queen orders them treated like royal visitors. Characters drink occasionally, and the queen smokes tobacco once.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date:October 12, 2007
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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