The Madness of King George (1994) - Biography, Comedy, Drama

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When King George III goes mad, his Lieutenants try to adjust the rules to run the country without his participation.

IMDB: 7.2
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren
Length: 110 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 3 out of 57 found boring (5.26%)

One-line Reviews (29)

A great performance from Nigel Hawthorne makes this movie very enjoyable.

Everett, Holm, Wadham and Graves support the film to great effect, their performances are colourful, impacting and very enjoyable.

I don't think this film deserved all the praise it received, but it is entertaining nonetheless.

Frivolous but immensely enjoyable entertainment .

It is enjoyable to watch and you will no doubt come away glad that you did.

The interiors were nice, but the direction was so uninspired, the film just escaped becoming an egregious bore!

It's so predictable and juevenile, that its really not funny.

Overall, historical films will quite often be viewed as lifeless, dull and overlong.

His portrayal of the 'Mad King' is in turns entertaining, poignant, sharp, and commanding.

the first twenty or thirty minutes are boring.


`The Madness of King George' is an interesting and entertaining film.

Other people like Helen Mirren and Ian Holm did a very nice job as well and make this movie worth watching.

This film is about the chaos caused by King George's medical condition, which leads to transient but unpredictable psychosis.

science (if you will) absolutely fascinating, and the way it was represented makes me wonder if the portrayal were conceived out of mere fancy.

*MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS* This picture, to summarize, is engaging, sad, humorous and well told.

However, I must also admit that the acting was very good, the sets lovely and the film fascinating throughout...

"The film starts slow - v e r y s l o w - and I almost shut it off and rewound.

The behind the scenes look at the royal family and their retinue, as well as the antics of the king as he loses his wits make for a compelling and often risible story.

Enjoyable, it you can make it through the first 20 minutes.

Here this film goes against all those old clichés and is lively, colourful and enjoyable.

Rupert Everett is suitably detestable as the foppish Prince of Wales, Ian Holm is brilliant as Willis in some of the more harrowing scenes of the film and Rupert Graves is entertaining as Greville.

The film is involving but yet still manages to be enjoyable and funny.

Stunning film, stellar performances .

Well worth watching.

The rich sets and costumes add value to some great performances in an engaging story that is very enjoyable.

It's a fascinating look at the royal court.

We see the confusion of an equerry who has no idea of what his duties are, a royal attendant hurriedly spit on and cuff-polish a jewel on the kingly crown, the boredom of the king's eldest sons who would rather be just about anywhere else than waiting for their father in the chilly anteroom.

Nigel Hawthorne is quite stunning, one of the few actors to successfully transfer their stage performance to film.