Leo Brady reviews “Victoria and Abdul” on AMovieGuy.com


Victoria & Abdul is about a platonic friendship that blossoms between a person of royalty and someone viewed as a lower citizen. This story proves to be a perfect example of how humans can learn from one another, no matter what our status is. Director Stephen Frears (The QueenPhilomena) has produced a career making successful films of this nature, about opposites finding comfort that they couldn’t find from the family that surrounded them. The initial witty charm of Victoria & Abdul is lovely, with an adorable rapport between Judi Dench and newcomer Ali Fazal, but the performances are the only saving grace for a script that loses its way in the second half.


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