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The Young Victoria (2009)



Critic Consensus: Emily Blunt shines as Victoria in this romantic but plodding royal portrait.

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On the eve of her 18th birthday and succession to the English throne, young Princess Victoria is caught in a royal power struggle. But, it is her blossoming relationship with Prince Albert that will determine the strength of her reign. Can she dedicate her life to her country and her heart to the one man she truly loves? Discover the passion and the romance behind one of history's greatest love stories.

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Emily Blunt
as Queen Victoria
Rupert Friend
as Prince Albert
Paul Bettany
as Lord Melbourne
Miranda Richardson
as Duchess of Kent
Jim Broadbent
as King William
Harriet Walter
as Queen Adelaide
Jesper Christensen
as Baron Stockmar
Thomas Kretschmann
as King Leopold
Julian Glover
as Wellington
Rachael Stirling
as Duchess of Sutherland
Jeanette Hain
as Baroness Lehzen
Josef Altin
as Edward Oxford
Tom Brooke
as Lord Chamberlain
Michaela Brooks
as Young Victoria Age 11
Grace Smith
as Young Victoria Age 5
Sophie Roberts
as Lady Portman
Charlie Clarke
as The Newsboy
Robert Cambrinus
as Kammerrher Turner
Tom Fisher
as Lord Chamberlain
Alice Glover
as Duchess of Montrose
David Horovitch
as Sir James Clark
Jo Hartley
as Landlady
Bernard Lloyd
as Archbishop of Canterbury
Johnny Lyne-Perkins
as Earl of Derby
Johnny Lyne-Perkis
as Earl of Derby
David Robb
as Whig Member
Malcolm Sinclair
as Charles Kemble
Thomas Michael Voss
as Dancing Master
Julie McDonnell
as Lady in Waiting
Julia St. John
as Marchioness of Hastings
Liam Scott
as Duke of Sussex
Mark Beesley
as Opera Singer
Richard Quine
as Opera Singer
Rowley Irlam
as Footman
Mark Henson
as Falling Bishop
Dominic Preece
as Officer of Escort
Peter White
as Apprehending Pedestrian
C.C. Smiff
as Riding Double 'Albert'
Lenny Woodcock
as Pedestrian
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Critic Reviews for The Young Victoria

All Critics (156) | Top Critics (56)

Look, this is a well-groomed film, and an earnest film, full of the things you will like if you like this kind of film... but it somehow fails to convey any real tension. It's lovely to look at, but also peculiarly inert and leaden.

August 29, 2018 | Full Review…

The acting is fine, and while the plot is somewhat stale and very slow in taking shape, it is never boring. Those who like opulent movies in dress and scenery will love this movie. Regrettably, they will also soon forget it after they leave.

January 16, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Talky and stately, but it has a degree of humanization making it far more enjoyable and relatable than others of its kind.

August 13, 2010 | Rating: 4/5

This Victoria is not particularly Victorian, but then she is young; and everyone wants a piece of her, politically speaking. Emily Blunt is lovely and strong-minded as the Young Vic.

January 15, 2010

This may be the perfect shared entertainment for daughters just growing out of their princess phase and mothers with their own challenges balancing love and work.

January 8, 2010 | Full Review…

This is a film that lives and breathes, one that latches onto the viewer like a soothingly enchanting breeze on a hot summer day.

December 28, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Young Victoria


It seems this is a fairly faithful representation of Queen Victoria's early years as a queen plus the movie is interesting enough to keep the viewer interested. If you like historical dramas, watch it.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer


An engaging and sumptuous royal drama that features an exquisite art direction and costume design, but still the very best about it is both Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend, who shine together as Victoria and Albert and really make us care about their characters.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

History-lite for the sophomore high school set, albeit done with almost the best that money can buy. Blunt and Friend do as well as the passable script allows conveying the times and political infighting of court life. Only Mark Strong impressed me though as daring to press the limitations of the preset direction.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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