The King's Speech

When God couldn't save The King, The Queen turned to someone who could.


The King's Speech
This slice of British history has already garned a slew of awards and nominations, including 12 Oscar and 14 BAFTA nominations. Set in the period from 1925 to 1939, we follow the upheaval in the British royal family when the reigning king decided to abdicate because he wanted to marry a much-divorced American woman. His job passed to his younger brother, who was cursed with a stammer. His wife found an out-of-work Australian actor to coach the new king, leading to the momentous occasion when it became necessary to declare war against Hitler live on radio.

116 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Language).
Biographical, Drama, Male conflict and bonding, Period piece, On the art circuit

Showtimes

Must remember to buy a pretty crown somewhere ...
Must remember to buy a pretty crown somewhere ...

Credits

Cast
Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Michael Gambon
Director
Tom Hooper
ScreenplayDavid Seidler
MusicAlexandre Desplat
CinematographyDanny Cohen
EditingTariq Anwar
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2010
Produced bySee Saw Films, Bedlam Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreBiography, drama
LanguageModerate, frequent in spurts
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceSome mild, tense interactive scenes and snorting
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseAlcohol and tobacco use
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
0
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconThe King and I ...
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote icon'n Menslike fliek wat jy lank met jou sal saamdra
15
Cape Times
Kirk Honeycutt quote iconThe uncommon touch
15
iAfrica.com
Candice Whitehead
15
24.com
Anton Marshall
15
Box Office
Pete Hammond quote iconThe King's Speech is a magnificent movie treat, one of the very best pictures of the year and one so engaging and enlightening that it just may become a box office surprise once word of mouth hits the street.
20
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconAt the end, what we have here is a superior historical drama and a powerful personal one. And two opposites who remain friends for the rest of their lives.
20
eye Weekly
Kieran Grant quote iconFirth carries the day with his impassioned and intuitive read on a rather remote historical figure.
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThe King's Speech delivers solid drama with a rousing climax - a fully satisfying and uplifting period piece that achieves its dramatic potential without sacrificing historical accuracy.
18
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconA crowning achievement powered by a dream cast.
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconWhile it's always nice to have Oscar caliber films one can admire and appreciate, it's even better when you can throw in that they entertain and even move viewers. That's the case here.
17
Metacritic.com
41 critics
18
Rottentomatoes critics
191 critics
17
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconColin Firth gives a masterful performance in The King's Speech, a predictable but stylishly produced and rousing period drama.
19

What the People say

Internet
28143 Netizens quote iconOne word; Brilliant
17

Average .. 85%

17

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