Excellent cast and based on a true story about two sisters who are pawned by their family into the Kings' court to bed King Henry VIII and produce a heir to the throne. The King breaks with the Catholic church when his wife, the Queen cannot give him an heir, in order to marry An...
Adapted from author Philippa Gregory's historical novel of the same name, director Justin Chadwick's atmospheric period drama follows the fierce competition between sisters Mary (Scarlett Johansson) a... read more
Directed by: Justin Chadwick
Release Date: February 29, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 10, 2008
Stats: 16,699 reviews
Flixster Reviews (16,699)
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September 12, 2011
I have to say I feared the worst when sitting down to this film, 2 Americans and an Australian playing huge historical English characters sounded like an awful idea. It wasn't so bad though, in fact it was perfectly adequate. Nothing special mind, there was an awful lot of the pl...
July 16, 2011
Excellent period drama that tells a perfect and dead on story of Anne (Natalie Portman) & Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson) as they both seduce King Henry VIII (Eric Bana) in this dramatic & tragic film masterpiece.
May 1, 2011
Stylish and well directed, superb costumes and strong performances, the movie stand out to be truly enjoyable and highly dramatic.
March 11, 2011
Awfully miscast - a slim, dark, handsome Eric Bana as Henry VIII? The Boleyn sisters weren't much better with their varying accents. And the costumes were so OTT. Some nice Tudor period sets, but there's not much to recommend this movie.
June 3, 2010
Wow! I never thought I could see Natalie Portman as so vicious and vindictive. She did an awesome job. Very twisted story, one I had never knew about before, but have become very intrigued to learn more. I liked it!
March 5, 2010
Natalie Portman is great as Anne Boleyn, in an intruiguing story that feels like a slow-paced soap-opera more concerned about melodrama than historical accuracy.
November 16, 2009
I enjoyed the movie and the book -- I tend to like those period pieces -- They could've gotten someone better for Henry, but the 2 sisters were cast perfectly -- I thought the movie was pretty faithful to the booik, and I think it moved along well -- There could've been a better ...
November 3, 2009
I'm relatively new to these English historical dramas, but I've seen enough to know a good one after I've watched it. The Other Boleyn Girl is pretty good, but it suffers from overly simplistic and two-dimensional characters.
Everyone in the movie seems to possess only one or t...
March 23, 2009
What a drag to watch three good actors have to drudge their way through this shit. I cannot wait until Bana gets his due because all he is given here is to scowl for two hours. Natalie Portman is also a very naturalistic actress, but she is cornered into a soap opera role. The sa...
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