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3 stars out of 5 -- "Morgan clearly has a deep affection for the source material and its protagonist while, as clough, Sheen hits screamers into the back of the net pretty much every time he's on screen."Total Film "Sheen's typically scrupulous channeling of Clough gets the tics and mannerisms right, but also carves a moving portrait of a braggart suddenly out of his depth....Period styling throughout is on the money..."Variety "[The film] has an authentic aroma of English football in the Seventies....Michael Sheen nails his charismatic swagger; Colm Meaney is especially good as the mirthless Revie..."Film Comment "[T]his is historical fiction that continues Morgan's intriguing inquiry into the uses and abuses of power and how personalities get distorted by a taste of fame or success."Hollywood Reporter 3 stars out of 4 -- "Well-made, with a seamless interweaving of archival footage, THE DAMNED UNITED is a straightforward character study. What vaults the film above the standard sports movie is the stellar performance by Michael Sheen."USA Today 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It skillfully uses some archival footage, which evokes the pitch of feeling during a match."Chicago Sun-Times "THE DAMNED UNITED shares with THE QUEEN and FROST/NIXON not only a writer and a star, but also a precise and satisfying sense of proportion."New York Times "It's no accident that Sheen displays some of the same incisive understanding of human inconsistency and political strategy that he demonstrated in THE QUEEN and FROST/NIXON: Peter Morgan wrote all three screenplays..."Entertainment Weekly "It's more than a detailed account of one man's petty vindictiveness in a bygone era. It's about how our hatred can consume us so deeply that we lose sight of everything."Washington Post47.4388

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3 stars out of 5 -- "Morgan clearly has a deep affection for the source material and its protagonist while, as clough, Sheen hits screamers into the back of the net pretty much every time he's on screen."Total Film "Sheen's typically scrupulous channeling of Clough gets the tics and mannerisms right, but also carves a moving portrait of a braggart suddenly out of his depth....Period styling throughout is on the money..."Variety "[The film] has an authentic aroma of English football in the Seventies....Michael Sheen nails his charismatic swagger; Colm Meaney is especially good as the mirthless Revie..."Film Comment "[T]his is historical fiction that continues Morgan's intriguing inquiry into the uses and abuses of power and how personalities get distorted by a taste of fame or success."Hollywood Reporter 3 stars out of 4 -- "Well-made, with a seamless interweaving of archival footage, THE DAMNED UNITED is a straightforward character study. What vaults the film above the standard sports movie is the stellar performance by Michael Sheen."USA Today 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It skillfully uses some archival footage, which evokes the pitch of feeling during a match."Chicago Sun-Times "THE DAMNED UNITED shares with THE QUEEN and FROST/NIXON not only a writer and a star, but also a precise and satisfying sense of proportion."New York Times "It's no accident that Sheen displays some of the same incisive understanding of human inconsistency and political strategy that he demonstrated in THE QUEEN and FROST/NIXON: Peter Morgan wrote all three screenplays..."Entertainment Weekly "It's more than a detailed account of one man's petty vindictiveness in a bygone era. It's about how our hatred can consume us so deeply that we lose sight of everything."Washington Post47.4388

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4 stars out of 5 -- "The acting, especially from Giamatti as the irascible Adams and Laura Linney as his wife Abigail, who steered him clear of vanity, has the tang of authenticity..."Empire47.4388

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4 stars out of 5 -- "The acting, especially from Giamatti as the irascible Adams and Laura Linney as his wife Abigail, who steered him clear of vanity, has the tang of authenticity..."Empire47.4388

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4 stars out of 5 -- "The acting, especially from Giamatti as the irascible Adams and Laura Linney as his wife Abigail, who steered him clear of vanity, has the tang of authenticity..."Empire47.4388

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"[A] buddy story about aggressively charming opposites....[With] two solid leads and standout support from Mr. Pearce."New York Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "[R]ich in period detail....A superior historical drama and a powerful personal one.."Chicago Sun-Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE KING'S SPEECH -- a crowning achievement powered by a dream cast -- digs vibrant human drama out of the dry dust of history."Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Firth has mastered what may be the most crucial ineffable element of acting: withholding everything from viewers save that tiniest, most crucial sliver of humanity to which they can completely relate."Washington Post "[The] actors completely inhabit their absorbing roles, relishing the opportunity their exchanges provide and adding unlooked-for layers to a complicated human relationship."Los Angeles Times "THE KING'S SPEECH is one of the most pleasurable movies to come along in years....And the depth of feeling in Tom Hooper's film is matched by the breadth of its appeal."Wall Street Journal "Firth invests his repressed character with nuance, dignity and humor, leaving an indelible impression."USA Today "Rush is absolutely wonderful....Carter is a revelation here..."Hollywood Reporter "[A] direct and heartfelt piece of work....Extraordinary in the way it cuts to the core of human frustration and feelings of inadequacy, reminding us how universal those feelings are."Movieline 5 stars out of 5 -- "With first rate performances from an A-list cast, the handsome period piece THE KING'S SPEECH is one of the most accessibly entertaining films of its kind in years."Box Office "Firth's triumph is seamlessly lined to his generous give-and-take with Rush and Bonham Carter....THE KING'S SPEECH is simultaneously cozy and majestic." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly0.5194992

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"[A] buddy story about aggressively charming opposites....[With] two solid leads and standout support from Mr. Pearce."New York Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "[R]ich in period detail....A superior historical drama and a powerful personal one.."Chicago Sun-Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE KING'S SPEECH -- a crowning achievement powered by a dream cast -- digs vibrant human drama out of the dry dust of history."Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Firth has mastered what may be the most crucial ineffable element of acting: withholding everything from viewers save that tiniest, most crucial sliver of humanity to which they can completely relate."Washington Post "[The] actors completely inhabit their absorbing roles, relishing the opportunity their exchanges provide and adding unlooked-for layers to a complicated human relationship."Los Angeles Times "THE KING'S SPEECH is one of the most pleasurable movies to come along in years....And the depth of feeling in Tom Hooper's film is matched by the breadth of its appeal."Wall Street Journal "Firth invests his repressed character with nuance, dignity and humor, leaving an indelible impression."USA Today "Rush is absolutely wonderful....Carter is a revelation here..."Hollywood Reporter "[A] direct and heartfelt piece of work....Extraordinary in the way it cuts to the core of human frustration and feelings of inadequacy, reminding us how universal those feelings are."Movieline 5 stars out of 5 -- "With first rate performances from an A-list cast, the handsome period piece THE KING'S SPEECH is one of the most accessibly entertaining films of its kind in years."Box Office "Firth's triumph is seamlessly lined to his generous give-and-take with Rush and Bonham Carter....THE KING'S SPEECH is simultaneously cozy and majestic." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly0.5194992

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"[A] buddy story about aggressively charming opposites....[With] two solid leads and standout support from Mr. Pearce."New York Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "[R]ich in period detail....A superior historical drama and a powerful personal one.."Chicago Sun-Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE KING'S SPEECH -- a crowning achievement powered by a dream cast -- digs vibrant human drama out of the dry dust of history."Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Firth has mastered what may be the most crucial ineffable element of acting: withholding everything from viewers save that tiniest, most crucial sliver of humanity to which they can completely relate."Washington Post "[The] actors completely inhabit their absorbing roles, relishing the opportunity their exchanges provide and adding unlooked-for layers to a complicated human relationship."Los Angeles Times "THE KING'S SPEECH is one of the most pleasurable movies to come along in years....And the depth of feeling in Tom Hooper's film is matched by the breadth of its appeal."Wall Street Journal "Firth invests his repressed character with nuance, dignity and humor, leaving an indelible impression."USA Today "Rush is absolutely wonderful....Carter is a revelation here..."Hollywood Reporter "[A] direct and heartfelt piece of work....Extraordinary in the way it cuts to the core of human frustration and feelings of inadequacy, reminding us how universal those feelings are."Movieline 5 stars out of 5 -- "With first rate performances from an A-list cast, the handsome period piece THE KING'S SPEECH is one of the most accessibly entertaining films of its kind in years."Box Office "Firth's triumph is seamlessly lined to his generous give-and-take with Rush and Bonham Carter....THE KING'S SPEECH is simultaneously cozy and majestic." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly0.5194992

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"[A] buddy story about aggressively charming opposites....[With] two solid leads and standout support from Mr. Pearce."New York Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "[R]ich in period detail....A superior historical drama and a powerful personal one.."Chicago Sun-Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE KING'S SPEECH -- a crowning achievement powered by a dream cast -- digs vibrant human drama out of the dry dust of history."Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Firth has mastered what may be the most crucial ineffable element of acting: withholding everything from viewers save that tiniest, most crucial sliver of humanity to which they can completely relate."Washington Post "[The] actors completely inhabit their absorbing roles, relishing the opportunity their exchanges provide and adding unlooked-for layers to a complicated human relationship."Los Angeles Times "THE KING'S SPEECH is one of the most pleasurable movies to come along in years....And the depth of feeling in Tom Hooper's film is matched by the breadth of its appeal."Wall Street Journal "Firth invests his repressed character with nuance, dignity and humor, leaving an indelible impression."USA Today "Rush is absolutely wonderful....Carter is a revelation here..."Hollywood Reporter "[A] direct and heartfelt piece of work....Extraordinary in the way it cuts to the core of human frustration and feelings of inadequacy, reminding us how universal those feelings are."Movieline 5 stars out of 5 -- "With first rate performances from an A-list cast, the handsome period piece THE KING'S SPEECH is one of the most accessibly entertaining films of its kind in years."Box Office "Firth's triumph is seamlessly lined to his generous give-and-take with Rush and Bonham Carter....THE KING'S SPEECH is simultaneously cozy and majestic." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly0.5194992

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"[A] buddy story about aggressively charming opposites....[With] two solid leads and standout support from Mr. Pearce."New York Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "[R]ich in period detail....A superior historical drama and a powerful personal one.."Chicago Sun-Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE KING'S SPEECH -- a crowning achievement powered by a dream cast -- digs vibrant human drama out of the dry dust of history."Rolling Stone 5 stars out of 5 -- "With first rate performances from an A-list cast, the handsome period piece THE KING'S SPEECH is one of the most accessibly entertaining films of its kind in years."Box Office "Firth's triumph is seamlessly lined to his generous give-and-take with Rush and Bonham Carter....THE KING'S SPEECH is simultaneously cozy and majestic." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Firth has mastered what may be the most crucial ineffable element of acting: withholding everything from viewers save that tiniest, most crucial sliver of humanity to which they can completely relate."Washington Post "[The] actors completely inhabit their absorbing roles, relishing the opportunity their exchanges provide and adding unlooked-for layers to a complicated human relationship."Los Angeles Times "Rush is absolutely wonderful....Carter is a revelation here..."Hollywood Reporter "[A] direct and heartfelt piece of work....Extraordinary in the way it cuts to the core of human frustration and feelings of inadequacy, reminding us how universal those feelings are."Movieline "THE KING'S SPEECH is one of the most pleasurable movies to come along in years....And the depth of feeling in Tom Hooper's film is matched by the breadth of its appeal."Wall Street Journal "Firth invests his repressed character with nuance, dignity and humor, leaving an indelible impression."USA Today0.5194992

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3.5 stars out of 4 -- "What helps make LES MISERABLES so vibrant and thrilling onscreen is Hooper's daring decision to have his actors sing live....LES MISERABLES overflows with humor, heartbreak, rousing action and ravishing romance."Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] reverent Hooper plays everything to the rafters, a strategy that admittedly yields great rewards."Box Office "[M]uch of the rest of the cast is terrific...[particularly] Jackman andAnne Hathaway, who settle into their roles like they've spent their lives waiting for this opportunity."Movieline "[T]his production is visual to the max, with an epic physical scale and grandeur the play couldn't possibly have."Los Angeles Times "It's big, and also intimate, but best of all it's an affecting adaptation of a show that has touched hearts all over the world for a quarter-century."Wall Street Journal "[Ms. Hathaway] holds you rapt with raw, trembling emotion."New York Times "[Barks] brings across her character handsomely and with just the right air of sweet, sad, resigned longing."A.V. Club "Hooper opts for a gritty, authentic approach -- at once intimate and epic -- that generally eschews theatrical flourishes....His leads respond in kind with unabashedly emotional, tear-sodden turns..."Total Film "LES MISERABLES is sweeping, as would be expected given the scope of the hugely popular stage musical from which it is adapted. But it's also wonderfully intimate, thanks to Tom Hooper's deft direction."USA Today "[Hathaway] is able to deliver 'I Dreamed a Dream,' the despairing solo of fallen grisette Fantine, with a raw dramatic intensity rarely seen in musicals..."Sight and Sound0.452107

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3.5 stars out of 4 -- "What helps make LES MISERABLES so vibrant and thrilling onscreen is Hooper's daring decision to have his actors sing live....LES MISERABLES overflows with humor, heartbreak, rousing action and ravishing romance."Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] reverent Hooper plays everything to the rafters, a strategy that admittedly yields great rewards."Box Office "[M]uch of the rest of the cast is terrific...[particularly] Jackman andAnne Hathaway, who settle into their roles like they've spent their lives waiting for this opportunity."Movieline "[T]his production is visual to the max, with an epic physical scale and grandeur the play couldn't possibly have."Los Angeles Times "It's big, and also intimate, but best of all it's an affecting adaptation of a show that has touched hearts all over the world for a quarter-century."Wall Street Journal "[Ms. Hathaway] holds you rapt with raw, trembling emotion."New York Times "[Barks] brings across her character handsomely and with just the right air of sweet, sad, resigned longing."A.V. Club "Hooper opts for a gritty, authentic approach -- at once intimate and epic -- that generally eschews theatrical flourishes....His leads respond in kind with unabashedly emotional, tear-sodden turns..."Total Film "LES MISERABLES is sweeping, as would be expected given the scope of the hugely popular stage musical from which it is adapted. But it's also wonderfully intimate, thanks to Tom Hooper's deft direction."USA Today "[Hathaway] is able to deliver 'I Dreamed a Dream,' the despairing solo of fallen grisette Fantine, with a raw dramatic intensity rarely seen in musicals..."Sight and Sound0.452107

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