The only thing that could come between these sisters... is a kingdom.
Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, David mossissey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Oliver Coleman
|Screenplay||Peter Morgan, from the novel by Philippa Gregory|
|Editing||Paul Knight, Carol Littleton|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||BBC Films, Focus Features, Relativity Media, Ruby Films, Scott Rudin Productions|
|Language||Mild and infrequent|
|Sex||Strongly implied, fairly frequent|
|Violence||Very strongly implied, moderate frequency|
|Comments||Themes here of incest, rape, adultery and rampant greed make this story unsuitable for younger viewers. The historical theme forms a base, but there are characters and tthemes that have been added to this movie to pad it out. It's a tragic story.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Lara de Matos
Rebekah Kendal Bana broods and strides while Portman and Johansson take turns being the other Boleyn girl. Stuff history, this is a period soap opera, which males will endure because of the irresistible appeal of the Johansson/Portman combo.
Paul Arendt Ravishing frocks and heaving bosoms are the main constituents of The Other Boleyn Girl, an entertaining bodice ripper lightly disguised as historical fiction.
James Berardinelli The result is an entertainingly sudsy trip through early 16th century English history.
Peter Travers What works is the combustible teaming of Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson, who give the Boleyn hotties a tough core of intelligence and wit, swinging the film's sixteenth-century protofeminist issues handily into this one.
The melodrama takes over to the point that one is also likely to imagine the familiar strains of most any afternoon soap opera score playing somewhere in the background of royal 16th century England.
Tomatometer Plays more like a soap opera than a historical drama.
What the People say
5513 Netizens Impressed
Average .. 55%