Queen Of The Desert (2015)

Queen Of The Desert (2015)

Queen Of The Desert (2015)

Werner Herzog directs Nicole Kidman as British explorer and archaeologist Gertrude Bell in this sweeping historial drama. Co-stars James Franco and Robert Pattinson. Nominated for the Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival 2015.

2015Rating: M, Mature themes128 minsUSA, MoroccoEnglish, Arabic and Turkish with English subtitles
DramaTrue Story & BiographyFestival & Independent
Director:
Werner Herzog ('Aguirre, Wrath of God', 'Into the Abyss', 'Grizzly Man', 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams')
Writer:
Werner Herzog
Cast:
Nicole KidmanJames FrancoRobert PattinsonDamian LewisJenny AgutterHolly Earl

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Queen Of The Desert (2015) / Reviews

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

There's no sense of danger, of texture, or even of a rudimentary idea of what's truly driving Gertrude Bell.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Maybe the most dismayingly ordinary movie Herzog has ever made.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The main flaws... are a lurching narrative coupled with dialogue awkwardness, and a blase approach to Bell's motivations.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Trudges ploddingly through melodrama.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Nicole Kidman... supplies a gravitas and emotional complexity worthy of the woman she plays.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

(Queen of the Desert) is never able to communicate the complexity of the woman at its centre.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

A well-made invitation to nod off.

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The Age

The Age

A work that not only references the historical setting and panoramic desert compositions of David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia, but the refined desire and period elegance of the Merchant Ivory canon.

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