Review of MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS – Rated R – 2 hrs 4 mins 

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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS – Rated R – 2 hrs 4 mins 

DIRECTOR:  Josie Rourke 

WRITERS: Beau WiIlimon (Screenplay), Based on the Book “Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart) by John Guy

STARRING: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Adrian Lester, Guy Pearce

From its first frame to its last, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS is an abounding menagerie of beauty, mystique, drama and beautifully mastered images that you must see on the big screen, in order to fully experience the life and times of the young, yet widowed Queen of Scotland, Mary (Saiorse Ronan).  As Queen Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie) becomes ruffled in discontent by the return of her cousin, Mary pays her no mind, as she knows that her destiny lies in the ruling both of Scotland and England.  As our Queen’s try to navigate a peaceful way through which to enter into each other’s worlds, it seems that the men in their command have alternative plans, playing themselves as allies, lest they be enemies instead…

When Mary produces an heir, and Elizabeth does not, the tables of power begin to turn, leading to a world where it seems that only one Queen can rule across the lands…but the question remains, which Queen will finally meet her destiny…?

I give MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS a rating of MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN!:  Saoirse Ronan is incredible, giving another Oscar-worthy performance as the very intelligent, feisty and determined Mary, Queen of Scots.  Margie Robbie’s performance is sheer perfection too, as she plays the strong, yet very paranoid, Queen Elizabeth I.  Kudos to Director Josie Rourke for bringing to life this tale of royalty, intrigue and betrayal so beautifully, that you will find yourself not only being moved by this storyline, but by this films incredible imagery and score as well, every step of the way.  Plus, once you add in the exceptional performances across the board by the “Queens Men” throughout, you end up with one extremely superb and mesmerizing film, that you MUST SEE on the biggest screen you can find…

Kathy Kaiser