Victoria and Abdul

History’s most unlikely friendship.


Victoria and Abdul
When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

112 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Language, Prejudice).
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Judi Dench, Olivia Williams, Michael Gambon, Simon Callow, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar
Director
Stephen Frears
ScreenplayLee Hall, from the book by Shrabani Basu
MusicThomas Newman
CinematographyDanny Cohen
EditingMelanie Oliver
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2017
Produced byBBC Films, Cross Street Films, Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreBiographical drama
LanguageMild to moderate, infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceLow, very infrequent
PrejudiceFairly frequent, low impact
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for some thematic elements and language
Runtime112
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.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
11 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
3
Violence
3
Sex
0
Language
3
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Masego Panyane quote iconThe story of a forbidden friendship.
10
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconHierdie Victoria sal jy wil ontmoet.
15
Cape Times
Mehboob Bawa quote iconRight royal friendship - two worlds meet.
10
24.com
Gabi Zietsman quote iconVictoria 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.
15
Metacritic.com
25 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
88 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconVictoria & Abdul reunites Dame Judi Dench with the role of Queen Victoria -- which is all this period drama needs to overcome its imbalanced narrative.
13
CommonSenseMedia
Sandie Angulo Chen quote iconDench is fabulous in fascinating but underdeveloped story.
10

What the People say

Rottentomatoes users
3619 users
12
IMDB
154 Netizens
12

Average .. 61%

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