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Queen of the Desert

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Nicole Kidman and director Werner Herzog bring to life the extraordinary true story of a trailblazing woman who found freedom in the faraway world of the Middle East. Gertrude Bell (Kidman) chafes against the stifling rigidity of life in turn-of-the-century England, leaving it behind for a chance to travel to Tehran. So begins her lifelong adventure across the Arab world, a journey marked by danger, a passionate affair with a British officer (James Franco), and an encounter with the legendary T.E. Lawrence (Robert Pattinson). Stunningly shot on location in Morocco and Jordan, "Queen of the Desert" reveals how an ahead-of-her-time woman shaped the course of history.

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Based on 11 Queen of the Desert reviews, Queen of the Desert gets an average review score of 44.
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thefilmstage.comCinema
From his very first feature, 1968’s Signs of Life, Werner Herzog has demonstrated a predilection for stories revolving around exceptionally zealous and uncompromising – if not o...
38d ago
70/100
www.nytimes.comCinema
Bell is embodied, in a commanding and versatile performance, by Nicole Kidman, who supplies a gravitas and emotional complexity worthy of the woman she plays.
38d ago
C/A+
www.avclub.comVOD
Two new Werner Herzog films remind that even great directors can miss the mark.
38d ago
60/100
variety.comVOD
Nicole Kidman plays the explorer Gertrude Lowthian Bell in Werner Herzog's compelling but dramatically underpowered epic.
38d ago
2/5
www.theguardian.comVOD
Werner Herzog’s biopic of English adventurer Gertrude Bell is impeccably mounted, competently made, entirely respectable – and a bit of a plod.
38d ago
2/5
www.telegraph.co.ukCinema
Romantic with a great fat capital R.
38d ago
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Queen of the Desert release date for Cinema, VOD April 14, 2017 6 Weeks Ago (US)
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