Films starring Helen Mirren

Golda – a smokey, talky historical biopic

By David Jenkins

Helen Mirren dons heavy prosthetics as one-time Israeli prime minister Golda Mair in this drab geopolitical retelling of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.


Shazam! Fury of the Gods

By David Jenkins

It’s a case of massively diminishing returns for Zachary Levi’s snap-talking teen superhero in this sequel which struggles to locate a raison d’être.


The Duke

By David Jenkins

Roger Michell’s swansong is a fittingly wholesome and heartwarming caper, an ode to Ealingesque whimsy and charm.


The Leisure Seeker

By Eve Jones

This gentle road comedy starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland depicts an ageing couple at the end of the trail.


Collateral Beauty

By Elena Lazic

The man once self-described as Mr Box Office heads up yet another slushy, contrived dud.


Eye in the Sky

By Clarisse Loughrey

Alan Rickman’s final screen outing is a textbook exercise in bringing modern warfare to the big screen.



By Emma Simmonds

Bryan Cranston charms his way through this breezy biopic centred around the Hollywood Blacklist scandal.


The Long Good Friday (1980)

By David Jenkins

This Thatcher-era gangland classic returns to the screens via a newly restored print.

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By Glenn Heath Jr

The Master of Suspense gets his very own glib and psychologically-stilted Wiki-biopic.


Brighton Rock

By Adam Woodward

Rowan Joffe delivers a stale and soapy rehash when he should have dared to dream bigger.


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