Cinema previously celebrated an aging Queen Victoria with MRS. BROWN, but this costume drama looks at the monarch's early life. Emily Blunt (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA) stars as the queen in this story that chronicles her rise to the crown and her romance with Prince Albert. THE YOUNG VICTORIA also stars Oscar winner Jim Broadbent, Mark Strong, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, and Rupert Friend.
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his biopic sets out to redress our impressions of Victoria....Blunt makes a fine princess..." - 03/01/2009 Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] beautifully mounted and costumed odyssey....With a script by Julian Fellowes, who won an Oscar for his screenplay for GOSFORD PARK, THE YOUNG VICTORIA positively sizzles with impeccable pedigree." - 10/25/2009 Box Office
"[T]his is no gilded princess fantasy -- it's the story of a budding ruler who learns to control her surroundings, and Blunt makes that journey at once authentic and relevant." -- Grade: B+ - 12/18/2009 Entertainment Weekly
3 stars out of 4 -- "Emily Blunt makes Victoria as irresistible a young woman as Dame Judi Dench made her an older one in MRS. BROWN." - 12/11/2009 Chicago Sun-Times
3 stars out of 4 -- "[A]ppealing and well-crafted....The production design and costumes are sumptuous and the ensemble cast is splendid." - 12/18/2009 USA Today
"Lovers of pomp, pageantry and extravagant period detail will find themselves exceedingly well served by THE YOUNG VICTORIA, a visually arresting and sneakily engrossing film..." - 12/18/2009 Washington Post