I saw this movie with a friend yesterday; we both enjoyed it. Admittedly, it’s rife with historical inaccuracies, but we forgave each and every one of them…as it features Colin Firth.
1.) The movie touches on a lesser-known era in British history. The Tudors (Henry VIII and Elizabeth I) get a fair amount of press, as does the reigning Queen Elizabeth II, but not much is said about QE2’s pops.
2.) With a couple of exceptions (e.g. Timothy Spall as Churchill) it was a well-cast movie.
3.) The length and spacing of the silences kept things slightly uncomfortable, but not to the extent I wondered if they forgot to edit it. As Goldilocks would say, “Just right.”
4.) Nobody got shot. I am not opposed to action movies, but there is something calming about a movie focused on a story versus action.
5.) The dialogue. Both Firth and Rush had some great one-liners. While likely inaccurate, I enjoyed the wit.