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The King’s Speech, which was crowned Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards, tells the inspirational true story of King George VI, a leader who stammers and has to find his voice to speak for his people at the dawn of the second World War. While a rather slow-paced film, The King’s Speech is equipped with occasional humour, coupled with the Oscar-winning performance of the talented Colin Firth and his co-stars, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush, both of whom received Oscar nominations, making the film entertaining, and living up to its star-studded cast. However, the film may not speak out to everyone, finding its place more in the hearts of those who are well versed in British history and its monarchy, fans of British cinema and of the Academy Awards.
Rating: 4.0/5 stars (TALK-o-meter: “That was awesome!”)