The King's Speech

26king-thumbstandard Britain's King George VI struggles with an embarrassing stutter for years until he seeks help from unorthodox Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue in this biographical drama that chalked up multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
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In “The King’s Speech," Colin Firth portrays a wartime monarch with a stuttering problem. Read the review
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The King's Speech is simultaneously cozy and majestic.
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly  full review
It is an intelligent, winning drama fit for a king -- and the rest of us. And this year, there were far too few of those coming from Hollywood.
Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post  full review
OK, sure, "The King's Speech" obviously is feel-good Oscar bait, but who cares? It's also a terrific movie with two fantastic performances at its heart.
Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic  full review
Put aside the finery, eloquent dialogue and sublime acting, and you have a marvelous odd couple farce featuring Bertie and Lionel, a timid, tongue-tied king and a casual, self-assured commoner.
Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune  full review
Not merely a spot-on period piece; it's also a heartfelt study in the shadings of courage, a film about duty and friendship that's often warmly funny and sometimes painful to watch.
Connie Ogle, Miami Herald  full review
The King's Speech is a warm, wise film -- the best period movie of the year and one of the year's best movies, period.
Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle  full review
A fully satisfying and uplifting period piece that achieves its dramatic potential without sacrificing historical accuracy.
James Berardinelli, ReelViews  full review
Let's say it without equivocation: Colin Firth deserves an Oscar for his lead role in The King's Speech as the stammering King George VI.
Claudia Puig, USA Today  full review
By now we almost take Firth's brilliance for granted. Almost. He's magnificent here, as are Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.
Richard Roeper, Richard  full review
Go! Enjoy!
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post  full review
Although everything can go wrong with a film before it gets to the casting stage, and often does, a couple of marvelous performances can elevate solid, well-carpentered material and make it something special.
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune  full review
No holiday season would be complete without a starchy British historical drama, and the Weinstein Company obliges us this year with this pleasant story the Duke of York, who had to overcome a serious stammer.
J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader  full review
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  • Release Year: 2010
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 119 min
  • Available From: Nov 26, 2012
  • Queued by: 3528 people
Directed By
Tom Hooper
Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Michael Gambon, Timothy Spall, Jennifer Ehle, Derek Jacobi, Anthony Andrews, Eve Best

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