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A Royal Affair
7.9 out of 10

A Royal Affair

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7.0

A Royal Affair

High-Def Digest
19 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Nikolaj Arcel's 'A Royal Affair is a must see. It features some of the most beautiful filmmaking in a long, long time, and Mads Mikkelsen gives one hell of a performance. The video and audio are top notch here, and while the extras are sub-par, the interviews were decent enough.
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Overall 8
7.5
Movie overall 7
7.0
Audio 8
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Extras 7
7.0

A ROYAL AFFAIR - Blu-ray review

moviemet.com
3 January 2013
  • Summary: Imagine that Charlie Sheen was the King of Denmark, and that’s what she’s dealing with here.
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Overall 8
8.2

A Royal Affair

AV Club
8 November 2012
  • Excerpt: When British princess Carolina Mathilde (Alicia Vikander) is introduced to her husband, Christian VII of Denmark (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), he warns her, “Don’t steal my light.” But the spotlight, as it turns out, isn’t what she craves.
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Movie overall 7
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A Royal Affair

The Digital Fix
2 November 2012
  • Excerpt: A Royal Affair has been chosen as this year�s Danish representative at the Academy Awards. We won�t know whether or not it has made the shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film until January, but in the meantime we can certainly understand its selection.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Royal Affair

Empire Online
27 December 2012
  • Conclusion: A voluptuous slice of historical drama that will satisfy period fans and Mikkelsen admirers equally.
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Overall 7
7.0

A Royal Affair

Filmfenix
9 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Förbjuden kärlek och politiska intriger i Oscarsnominerat kostymdrama förlagt till 1700-talets Danmark. Den engelska prinsessan Caroline Mathilde (Alicia Viander) blir, vid 15 års ålder, bortgift med sin sinnessjuka kusin, kung Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Fölsgaard) av Danmark.
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Overall 8
8.3

Sidenfrasande melankoli

svd.se
13 April 2012
  • Excerpt: En tysk, idealistisk läkare spelar en kort men dramatisk roll i skandinavisk historia. Som PO Enquist sammanfattar det i inledningen av Livläkarens besök: ”Den 5 april 1768 anställdes Johann Friedrich Struensee som den danske konungen Christian den sjundes livläkare, och avrättades fyra år senare.
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