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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Clive Owen
Geoffrey Rush
Cate Blanchett
Abbie Cornish
Samantha Morton
Directors
Shekhar Kapur
Screenwriters
Michael Hirst
William Nicholson
Running Time
180 minutes

Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Cate Blanchett retuns to the role.


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Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Plot
While facing danger from overseas, in the form of the Spanish Armada, and from the Babbington Plot at home, Elizabeth I (Blanchett) finds her world thrown into further turmoil when the roguish Sir Walter Raleigh (Owen) arrives at court…


Verdict
Over-indulgent and melodramatic, as is the nature of artistic mythmaking, The Golden Age will beguile and repel in equal measure. The performances are supreme, although some viewers may struggle to reconcile the director’s epic intentions.


Reviewed by Will Lawrence

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