Mary Queen of Scots (2018) – Movie Review

Review of 2018 movie Mary Queen of Scots.

Storyline: Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Director: Josie Rourke
Writer: Beau Willimon
Based On: Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart by John Guy

Stars:
Saoirse Ronan as Mary, Queen of Scots, the Queen of Scotland and Elizabeth’s cousin
Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I, Mary, Queen of Scots’ cousin and the Queen of England and Ireland
Jack Lowden as Lord Darnley, Mary, Queen of Scots’ second husband
Joe Alwyn as Robert Dudley, Queen Elizabeth’s counselor and lover
David Tennant as John Knox, a Protestant cleric
Guy Pearce as William Cecil, advisor to Queen Elizabeth

Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Release Date: December 21, 2018
Runtime: 2h 04min
Production Companies: Focus Features, Working Title Films, Perfect World Pictures
Distribution Companies: Focus Features, Universal Pictures
US MPAA Rating: R
Canadian MPA Rating: PG-14

Budget: $25 million

DANNYMALT SCORE: 6.5
IMDB Score: 6.5
Rotten Tomatoes: 61%
Metascore: 61

Review Scores as of December 28, 2018.

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