The Special Relationship

The Special Relationship

The Special Relationship

Set between 1993 and 2001, this drama traces UK-USA relations under the leadership of Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Bill Clinton. Produced by HBO, it's the third in screenwriter Peter Morgan's Tony Blair trilogy after HBO's The Deal and the Oscar-winning The Queen. Blair is played by Michael Sheen (reprising the role from The Deal and The Queen) and Bill Clinton by Dennis Quaid.

2010UK, USA
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical
Director:
Richard Loncraine ('My One and Only', 'Firewall', 'Wimbledon', TV's 'Band of Brothers', 'Richard III')
Writer:
Peter Morgan
Cast:
Michael SheenDennis QuaidHelen McCroryHope DavisLara Pulver

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The Special Relationship / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Sheen is so accomplished as Blair by now that "The Special Relationship" certainly merits affording it the 90-some-odd minutes, but working from Morgan's script, director Richard Loncraine's movie is straightjacketed by its episodic nature.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film provides a captivating peek into the meshing of personality and power and how easily even the strongest bonds come unglued.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

With its well-chosen cast and high production values, "Relationship" is an especially thoughtful, revealing and honest account of power and politics.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

It's fascinating to compare how the two couples navigate their high-profile relationships.

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