Spencer

critic Reviews

, 84% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Spencer can frustrate with its idiosyncratic depiction of its subject's life, but Kristen Stewart's finely modulated performance anchors the film's flights of fancy.
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    Dwight BrownNational Newspaper Publishers Association
    Leave it to actor Stewart to save the day. Ninety percent of the time she brings the spirit and look of Princess Di back to earth in an eerily real performance that captures the spirit of Buckingham Palace's most rebellious daughter-in-law.
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    Mark FeeneyBoston Globe
    What must it be like for an actor to play a famous person, let alone one this impossibly famous? The challenge starts with resemblance, and Stewart gets Diana's wounded-deer manner, the sulky eyes, the slight tilt of the head.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Melissa Anderson4Columns
    A film that spends nearly two hours advancing already axiomatic notions-obscene opulence does not equal freedom; protocol is a prison-with easy ironies, weighty symbols, and portentous phrases.
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    Max WeissBaltimore Magazine
    There is an adult's bitterness and knowingness that gives her Diana more gravitas than Stewart's previous characters. What's more, especially in some of Diana's more iconic outfits (she had many), she really does look like her.
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    Sara StewartBook & Film Globe
    You mostly can't look away from Stewart, or help yourself rooting for Di to live happily ever after. Personally, I hope Oscar takes the bait.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    We're in a time period where Diana has only about six more years on this Earth, but at least she was able to break free and hopefully experience a measure of happiness in the years after the imagined events of Spencer..
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    CJ SheuReview Film Review
    Everything in the film is done well, and for explicable reasons. But justifications do not a masterpiece make.
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    Frederic and Mary Ann BrussatSpirituality & Practice
    n imagined weekend during which Princess Diana tries to escape the prison of life as a royal.
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    Jeffrey ZhangStrange Harbors
    Powered by a singular, searing performance by Kristen Stewart, Spencer aims not for imitation or adherence to history, but persuasive evocation.
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    Sebastian Zavala KahnCinencuentro
    An interesting exercise in claustrophobia, tension and even horror, starring an amazing Kristen Stewart. [Full review in Spanish]
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