A Royal Night Out is a film of enormous charm, texture and good will, thanks largely to the three leads.
Rex Reed, New York Observer, 2015-12-10
What makes "A Royal Night Out" palatable are the lead performances.
Stephen Holden, New York Times, 2015-12-03
The lovely performances, especially by Gadon and Powley, make the film a passably pleasing tale of teens gone slightly wild, with a royal twist.
Bruce Demara, Toronto Star, 2015-12-03
Most likely, the real Elizabeth never had such a memorable, action-packed evening. But it's fun to imagine, if only for a moment, that behind the facade of stately hats and matching suits, the queen is hiding some wacky stories.
Stephanie Merry, Washington Post, 2015-12-03
These imagined adventures are implausible, but they give the director an opportunity to paint an amusing slice of London life during a historic moment overflowing with both joy and sorrow.
Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic, 2015-12-03
Jarrold is best known for the feel-good Anglophile fantasies Kinky Boots and Becoming Jane, and A Royal Night Out is a genteel, succinct venture in the same vein.
Abby Garnett, Village Voice, 2015-12-01
When it's playing for laughs, 'A Royal Night Out' is harmless good fun. But the film stalls when straying into serious-drama territory.
Cath Clarke, Time Out, 2015-05-11
Sarah Gadon, Jack Reynor and Bel Powley charm in this brightly entertaining slice of imagined Royal Family history.
Guy Lodge, Variety, 2015-05-05
An eminently watchable diversion.
Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter, 2015-05-05
It's jazzy fluff, but the film panders.
Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail, 2015-12-04
"A Royal Night Out" is a featherweight trifle.
Soren Anderson, Seattle Times, 2015-12-03
Unless viewers are aficionados of the old royal family, I'm not sure how interested they'll be in following two posh-accented young women chasing through drunken crowds in period dress, though Powley, in particular, is a charmer.
Sara Stewart, New York Post, 2015-12-03