For Jan. 21st: The King’s Speech

This was one of several films that I had missed last year, either for schedule problems or because I had underestimated the movie.  Needless to say, there are going to be a lot of Oscar winners who will be making the list this year.

“The King’s Speech”, apart from being the first Oscar-winning movie for me to watch this year, very much has it’s own voice as a film.  It felt very unique when compared to a lot of what I’ve seen.  I think that most of this was due to the unique combination of that parts that it was made up of.  I’m going to start this review with a recommendation that you should make sure that you see this movie as soon as you are able.

Story: 1/2

It was good to see a non-fictional history piece presented so well.  Good writing, and the two hour story moves along at an okay pace without missing any major plot points.  But you still realize that it is two hours long

Acting: 2/2

Dynamite.  Great performances by Firth, Rush and Carter are complemented by a great cast.  Almost every supporting role is filled by a great British actor that add good chemistry to the film.

Photography: 2/2

Even though I don’t have much to write about them, these next two categories are were the movie rises to the top as an example of cinema.  The beautiful photography starts from the first scene and continually makes the film interesting to look at.

Sound/FX: 2/2

Wonderful soundtrack.  The music is chosen and timed to outline the emotions of the movie perfectly. The engineers also made sure to capture the stammer very well, so as to make the frustration of King George VI much more evident to the audience.

Misc: 2/2

Pulls you in from the first scene using the strengths I have outlined above and doesn’t let go.  A great biopic worthy of anyone’s viewing.


A must see.  Obviously a little too slow for children, though.


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2 Responses to For Jan. 21st: The King’s Speech

  1. You don’t have a category for “production design” but the sets in this movie are BEAUTIFUL!

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