Royal Deceit


Adventure / Drama

IMDb Rating 5.6 10 1,914


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August 4, 2020



Andy Serkis as John D'Auban
Christian Bale as Laurie
Helen Mirren as Stewardess: May Sloan
Kate Beckinsale as Annie Marchand
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991.77 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
103 min
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1.8 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
103 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ozthegreatat42330 10 / 10 / 10

The Hamlet that Shakespeare did not write. More Authentic is better.

Danish director Gabriel Axel sets out to tell the real history of the sixth century King of Jutland(Denmark) moving away from the Anglesized version of the story by Shakespeare and giving a better feeling version. I, like many people was not sure what to expect when I ordered the DVD, having just seen the American title (Royal Deceit) and being fascinated by it. Little did I know what treat was in store. Gabriel Byrne again proves why he is one of our busier actors today as the malevolent Fenge, plotting treachery behind every smile. And Christian Bale is just outstanding as the supposed mad second son of the dead King of Jutland. Helen Mirren is up to her usual standards as the queen, and Kate Beckinsale is always a delight, especially in this role, so different than her characters in "Underworld" and "Van Helsing." It is also a pleasure to see Brian Cox ("X-Men II) in one of his rare good guy roles. It is not a big or a long film, but a well crafted, tightly directed gem of a film, especially for those whose tastes run to the historical.

Reviewed by André-7 10 / 10 / 10

Not American...

If you have seen Babette's Feast and can appreciate the difference between a more European, understated style of film making and the slam-bang, in-your-face style the Yanks dish out year in and year out... Then this may be a movie for you. Here is a small film by a director working in a language that is not his own. An experiment in story telling that succeeds on its own terms. Here is a film that is scored by one of the more highly rated, avant-guard classical composers in Europe. It re-tells a well beloved story by going at it by the roots in order to give it a fresh spin. The wonderful cast of British (and Irish) stars can be applauded for endorsing what must have been a modestly budgeted film. Of course it is not Shakespeare. But it sheds new light on the Hamlet play by exploring the legend that inspired the bard to choose it as story material. For fans of history and drama.

Reviewed by pianys 10 / 10 / 10

Falling for Bale

This was my first encounter with Christian Bale, and I immediately saw him as one of my favourite actors. He simply hit the screen, fresh face and mature acting, and I was hooked. The film shows the original Hamlet-story, not the Shakespeare adaptation, so perhaps there´s too much happening in too short a timeframe. Director Axel Gabriel is not your most Hollywood-pleasing filmmaker; he will give you a different perspective. Brilliant actors throughout, and well worth a a watch. An unusual, low-budget film that remains one of my favourites.

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