Diana

Diana

Diana

Naomi Watts is Princess Diana in this royal biopic covering the last two years of her life, from her relationship with surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan (Lost's Naveen Andrews) to her campaign against land mines and, ultimately, Diana's tragic death. Helmed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, German director of the Oscar-nominated Downfall.

With the global press watching Diana's every move following her scandalous divorce from Prince Charles, the Princess of Wales was the self-described most famous woman in the world. While the glare of publicity may have helped her to raise awareness of the impact of land mines it posed challenges for her next love affair, as Diana embarked on a romance with Dr Hasnat Khan - described as the love of her life. As Diana continued to adjust to life outside the royal family, media attention never wavered, the paparazzi playing an infamous role in exposing her relationship with Dodi Fayed and then contributing to the couple's deaths in a late night Parisian car crash.

2013Rating: M, Coarse language113 minsUK
BiographyDramaTrue Story & Biography

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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

A really bad film can be a glorious thing. When early reactions started emanating about Diana, the possibility that it could be a camp disaster on the level of Mommie Dearest or Showgirls revealed itself. Alas, there is no flair or pomp to Diana's terribleness – it's bad in the blandest way possible. Bad bad, not good bad.

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Princess of Cheesy Tarts

No way was I going to sit through a movie about Princess Diana - but then I found out that Oliver Hirschbiegel, director of the superb Hitler's-last-days movie, 'Downfall,' was calling the shots. Big mistake because 'Diana' plays out like a Mills & Boon romance as featured in the pages of 'Hello' magazine. With its E-Entertainment TV level of "drama,"...

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Variety

Variety

press

This Princess Di biopic swerves past the pitfall of tastelessness only to risk a more perilous roadblock: dullness.

Total Film

Total Film

press

A tasteless, breathless Hello-tastic romance that plays fast and loose with the facts. Any more creepily reverential, and it would be curtseying.

1.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Watts nails the two-cans-of-hairspray helmet hair and spidery mascara. But her captain-of-the-lacrosse-team, onwards-and-upwards performance is way off the mark.

1.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An excruciatingly well-intentioned, reverential and sentimental biopic.

1.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Neither as dreadful as some would claim nor as poignant as it would like to be, Diana skirts the surface of a complex figure while trying to keep all parties at bay.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Royal with cheese.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

More terrible and tacky than one could have imagined, it will soon be forgotten.

1.0
Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

A really bad film can be a glorious thing. When early reactions started emanating about Diana, the possibility that it could be a camp disaster on the level of Mommie Dearest or Showgirls revealed itself. Alas, there is no flair or pomp to Diana's terribleness – it's bad in the blandest way possible. Bad bad, not good bad.

1.0
Variety

Variety

press

This Princess Di biopic swerves past the pitfall of tastelessness only to risk a more perilous roadblock: dullness.

Total Film

Total Film

press

A tasteless, breathless Hello-tastic romance that plays fast and loose with the facts. Any more creepily reverential, and it would be curtseying.

1.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Watts nails the two-cans-of-hairspray helmet hair and spidery mascara. But her captain-of-the-lacrosse-team, onwards-and-upwards performance is way off the mark.

1.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An excruciatingly well-intentioned, reverential and sentimental biopic.

1.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Neither as dreadful as some would claim nor as poignant as it would like to be, Diana skirts the surface of a complex figure while trying to keep all parties at bay.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Royal with cheese.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

More terrible and tacky than one could have imagined, it will soon be forgotten.

1.0

Princess of Cheesy Tarts

No way was I going to sit through a movie about Princess Diana - but then I found out that Oliver Hirschbiegel, director of the superb Hitler's-last-days movie, 'Downfall,' was calling the shots. Big mistake because 'Diana' plays out like a Mills & Boon romance as featured in the pages of 'Hello' magazine. With its E-Entertainment TV level of "drama,"...

1.0