History’s most unlikely friendship.
Judi Dench, Olivia Williams, Michael Gambon, Simon Callow, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar
|Screenplay||Lee Hall, from the book by Shrabani Basu|
|Produced by||BBC Films, Cross Street Films, Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films|
|Language||Mild to moderate, infrequent|
|Violence||Low, very infrequent|
|Prejudice||Fairly frequent, low impact|
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|PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned||Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and language|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Masego Panyane The story of a forbidden friendship.
Paul Boekkooi Hierdie Victoria sal jy wil ontmoet.
Mehboob Bawa Right royal friendship - two worlds meet.
Gabi Zietsman Victoria and Abdul is a slow-paced film with little in the way of dramatic twists and climaxes, but the quiet introspections and conversation between the two leads more than makes up for the lack of excitement in the plot.
Tomatometer Victoria & Abdul reunites Dame Judi Dench with the role of Queen Victoria -- which is all this period drama needs to overcome its imbalanced narrative.
Sandie Angulo Chen Dench is fabulous in fascinating but underdeveloped story.
What the People say
Average .. 61%