Warrior Queen (2003) - Action, Drama, History

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Boudica, the Warrior Queen on Britain, leads her tribe into rebellion against the Roman Empire and the mad Emperor of Rome Nero.

IMDB: 5.2
Director: Bill Anderson
Stars: Alex Kingston, Steven Waddington
Length: 83 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 5 out of 31 found boring (16.12%)

One-line Reviews (18)

The Iron Age people of Britain producing stunning art of all kinds (again, see websites).

I have found "Boudica" aka "Warrior Queen" to be quite entertaining and very much worth watching.

I rated this at a 4/10 but had it not been for the unprofessional start and end it could have scrapped a 6/10 because there was enough reasonable content here to make this film enjoyable at least for a one off viewing.

Boudica is, by TV standards, a big-scale romp, with large battle scenes and predictable displays of Roman decadence sitting alongside an attempt, expected from writer Andrew Davies, to add some historical focus and modern relevance.

A fair history, boring film.

I don't think the film was trying to present true reality (as demonstrated by the opening and closing), but rather tell-a-story that delivers the essence -- a story that's exciting and at times heart rending, an adventure.

Bloody entertaining .

Quite entertaining .

Great film -- very engaging.

There was no story here, just a collection of blindingly obvious landmarks, the links between which were unnecessarily reinforced by truly awful dialogue that demeaned an otherwise fine cast.

Note: Had trouble deciding between a score of 7 or 8, but went with 8 partially due to the excessive criticism I see in some of the reviews, partially in salute to the truly excellent job Alex did in bringing herself fully to her character, and partially because I find the film so unusually engaging -- again a nod to Alex.

These are within the budget, are exciting, and allow our actors to carry the production with their acting skills and their very presence.

Unwatchable because of unbearable yucky sexual elements .

What we saw on Boudica was a cross-cultural mish-mash of financially expedient but imaginatively bankrupt costumes, accents and sets, where Boudicca seemed to inhabit an outsize wigwam instead of the stunning villa that Prasutagas would have lived in.

Very absorbing .

The story was corrupted into another 'look how beastly they're being to the Celts' whinge with the usual dreary 'Celtic' solo singer and predictable 'magical' swords and a fey Scots magician on hand to give senseless advice.

, death by slow public crucifiction) are conveniently witheld so that central characters can live on to avenge their humiliation.

In sum, a very engaging film that I'm adding to my collection.