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|Total includes those who didn't specify sex.|
Almost a masterpiece; the end was too abrupt for my taste. I loved the king's character and the character of the real King if he really was as depicted in the movie.
|9/10||nabican74@ - 30 reviews|
20.4.2013 - age: 50+
A wonderful film that provides historical insight into a fascinating part of European history. The acting is excellent and one can surely understand how this movie received an oscar nomination!
|8/10||miranda@ - 19 reviews|
29.3.2013 - age: 26-35
I didn’t like this movie, probably because of its somewhat dark atmosphere and relentless tension. However, it doesn’t mean it’s bad; far from that. Had it been 10-15 minutes shorter, it could have had been an excellent movie.
|6/10||yazeh.m@ - 20 reviews|
22.3.2013 - age: 36-49
Great movie. Fascinating to learn about history. The script and acting were immaculate.
|9/10||humm64@ - first review|
20.3.2013 - age: 36-49
Totally enjoyable with excellent acting, and being based on true events made it very interesting from a historical perspective!
|9/10||jimedgar2@ - 178 reviews|
12.3.2013 - age: 50+
This period film portrays the costumes, and scenery well, as it does some of the pathos which is to motivate the central characters. Just as the trailer promises, the plot centers around the first introduction of the values of the Enlightenment in Denmark. It challenges the tradition of a primitive aristocracy and feudalism. This is important history. The romantic co-plot adds interest. However, both are weak in their presentation. The pace of plot slows down much of the suspense. The interplay has more dramatic potential. The argument for reform is only made with one example, vaccination, and then the opportunity to argue for the scientific method is missed. The opportunity for lively debate and clash of ideas never quite happens. The effect of the reforms, temporary as they are are, are never shown in the broader society. The brooding, darkness of the political climate remains cloistered in the castle. (Ironically, Scandinavia suffers from the suppression of open debate today.) Because of this, the poignancy of what should be an emotional tug of war, between the past repression and future open society, is missing in the last crowd scene. It's weaker when presented as tragedy only for the central character. His cry "I am one of you" doesn't connect. I enjoyed the movie but it could have been much better. It's timely for the Scandinavian countries to re-examine their commitment to The Enlightenment.
|6/10||greystone223@ - 8 reviews|
10.3.2013 - age: 50+
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Excellent period drama. The raw emotions of love, lust, madness and hate, were so beautifully captured... until the very sad and surprising end. Sadly, midst all his virtues, Struensee did riducle God. One always pays a price for this. However, the memory of the entire film is still making my head reel. I stopped 2 groups of people in the theatre premises and on the street and recommended the film. I even emailed a few of my friends about it. Despite the subtitles, it was brilliant!
|10/10||felicia7@ - first review|
2.3.2013 - age: 50+
This is by far the best film I've seen this year. I've been anxiously awaiting its release since I wasn't able to get tix to see it at TIFF last fall. It is a beautiful to watch film based on historical events. I know nothing about Danish history so I do not know if it is accurate, but who cares? It is a European, slow-burn, plot thickening, sensuous, beautiful, mind-expanding, mind-boggling film. All of the costumes, locations and photography were sumptuous. It's been 10 days since I saw the film and I'm still thinking about the characters, the events, its resonance hundreds of years later.
|9/10||tornative@ - 12 reviews|
26.2.2013 - age: 50+
Fantastic movie: 1) True story 2) excellent acting 3) inspiring 4) rekindles interest in history.
|10/10||yavere@ - first review|
24.2.2013 - age: 26-35
Very well depicted a rather sordid late 18th century Danish history. Acting, direction and sets were excellent.
|9/10||thakutj@ - first review|
20.2.2013 - age: 50+
A very clever film exposing important historical events that are rarely mentioned. Good acting.
|7/10||angberr@ - 110 reviews|
18.2.2013 - age: 36-49
Spectacular, exceptional, outstanding. A moving film with magnificent scenery. 20 out of 10. It has been years since I have seen a film like this.
|10/10||abstractmodernartist@ - first review|
18.2.2013 - age: 26-35
It is everything previous reviews have said and more except this... I believe there is a sobering and timely message here, for Denmark, and the larger Western world, a warning against the oligarchy of our own times and the manipulation and exploitation of the masses. And there is the warning too against regressive religion.
|9/10||yehuda@ - 4 reviews|
17.2.2013 - age: 36-49
Beautifully written, perfect acting.
|10/10||vesna_vuksan@ - first review|
17.2.2013 - age: 50+
An excellent movie about the life of king Christian VII and the revolution period in Denmark. Amazing and touching true story showing how idealists changed a country for the best. Brilliant acting, especially by Mads Mikkelsen. A must see!
|9/10||bernlarouche@ - 53 reviews|
16.2.2013 - age: 36-49
A really well-made film about a revolutionary period in Denmark's history. Deftly-handled contentious issues, very intelligent.
|10/10||violbiol@ - 175 reviews|
13.2.2013 - age: 26-35
I wish history was like this in school!! This is a must see; beautiful cinematography sets and clothes, and completely believable acting. Go see it.
|10/10||glegh@ - 74 reviews|
11.2.2013 - age: 50+
Loved it... an intelligent movie, very beautiful and moving.
|9/10||capitaine@ - 3 reviews|
9.2.2013 - age: 50+
Amazing movie, so worth seeing! A beautiful epic, wonderful acting and the costumes are lovely! A must!
|10/10||kdorey@ - first review|
9.2.2013 - age: 36-49
Period piece, beautiful photography, excellent acting.
|9/10||ezielafrit@ - first review|
9.2.2013 - age: 36-49
If you like 'period' pieces, this is the movie for you! Not one thing can I complain about. The acting was superb - the costumes, the sets and the scenery shots... just excellent. No jumpy cameras. No intrusive, annoying over loud music competing with the dialog (even tho it's in Danish) The subtitles are bright and clear. Go see it! You'll love it!
|10/10||painterpat@ - 6 reviews|
7.2.2013 - age: 50+
Excellent. Certainly worth the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
|10/10||fpatry@ - first review|
5.2.2013 - age: 36-49
One of the best films of 2012 in any language. A brilliantly acted and beautiful film. See it if you can!
|9/10||swimbuns@ - 73 reviews|
4.2.2013 - age: 50+
Beautiful scenery and terrific performances by the cast especially the lead actress who played queen Caroline. Hope it wins this year's Oscar for Best Foreign Language film.
|8/10||karen_lett@ - 361 reviews|
3.2.2013 - age: 36-49
Excellent movie; a great and beautiful story; a story that changes history. Great actors, beautiful costumes, funny sometimes. The theatre was full, a sold out show. I think it's one of the greatest movies of 2013.
|9/10||greco64@ - 404 reviews|
3.2.2013 - age: 36-49
This is a must see movie. The actors were brilliantly chosen and the acting was incredible. Beautiful scenery and sets. I don't want to say too much but this is a definite must see for the history buff and for romance.
|10/10||jrk501@ - 20 reviews|
2.2.2013 - age: 50+
Amazing story, great cinematography, great acting and a true part of the history! I was impatient to watch this movie, with high expectations, it's a masterpiece. All Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Alicia Vikander and Mads Mikkelsen did a great job. If you like historical movies, it's a must to see this movie.
|10/10||zoriguy@ - 96 reviews|
2.2.2013 - age: 36-49
As close to perfection as any movie can get (I can't think of any flaws) It's also a historically accurate and true story - so I've been told. Who knew so much of what we take for granted came from that time. A must see for the truly hard core history and poli-sci buffs.
|9/10||admi@ - 5 reviews|
31.1.2013 - age: 36-49
Wunderschoen. Herrlich. Splendid.
|10/10||torrance.kirby@ - 2 reviews|
30.1.2013 - age: 50+
Stunning cinematography combined with wonderful, convincing acting and a fascinating historical plot make this a totally fulfilling, must see movie. The love story is wonderfully played out by two very good looking people who summon up tons of chemistry. We did not know what to expect as we hadn't heard much about this movie, but both husbands and wives were enthralled from beginning to end by this truly delicious period piece.
|10/10||louisek@ - first review|
27.1.2013 - age: 50+
Beautifully shot informative and captivating. Palace intrigue that will keep you interested to the end. Beautifully acted by all.
|9/10||comi2@ - 108 reviews|
26.1.2013 - age: 50+
Historical drama of Caroline Mathilde, Queen of Danmark. Very soft glow to the images, cinematography well done, beautiful musical score that does not overpower the story. Main historical facts respected though the story was romantisized for cinematic effects. Some people at the screening made interesting parallels with contemporary policical issues i.e. how difficult it is to make societal changes with a strong opposing body.
|7/10||jo.lessard@ - 27 reviews|
22.1.2013 - age: 50+
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