"Rush is absolutely wonderful....Carter is a revelation here..."
Hollywood Reporter - Kirk Honeycutt (11/24/2010)
"[A] direct and heartfelt piece of work....Extraordinary in the way it cuts to the core of human frustration and feelings of inadequacy, reminding us how universal those feelings are."
Movieline - Stephanie Zacharek (11/24/2010)
5 stars out of 5 -- "With first rate performances from an A-list cast, the handsome period piece THE KING'S SPEECH is one of the most accessibly entertaining films of its kind in years."
Box Office - Pete Hammond (09/14/2010)
"Firth's triumph is seamlessly lined to his generous give-and-take with Rush and Bonham Carter....THE KING'S SPEECH is simultaneously cozy and majestic." -- Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (12/30/2010)
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Firth has mastered what may be the most crucial ineffable element of acting: withholding everything from viewers save that tiniest, most crucial sliver of humanity to which they can completely relate."
Washington Post (12/17/2010)
"[The] actors completely inhabit their absorbing roles, relishing the opportunity their exchanges provide and adding unlooked-for layers to a complicated human relationship."
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (11/26/2010)
"THE KING'S SPEECH is one of the most pleasurable movies to come along in years....And the depth of feeling in Tom Hooper's film is matched by the breadth of its appeal."
Wall Street Journal (11/26/2010)
"Firth invests his repressed character with nuance, dignity and humor, leaving an indelible impression."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (11/26/2010)
4 stars out of 4 -- "[R]ich in period detail....A superior historical drama and a powerful personal one.."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (12/15/2010)
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE KING'S SPEECH -- a crowning achievement powered by a dream cast -- digs vibrant human drama out of the dry dust of history."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (11/24/2010)
"[A] buddy story about aggressively charming opposites....[With] two solid leads and standout support from Mr. Pearce."
New York Times - Manohla Dargis (11/25/2010)