Mary Queen of Scots Review
Mary Queen of Scots tells the complicated decades spanning story of two monarchs, Mary Stuart (Saorise Ronan) and Queen Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). If you think politics in 2018 is a rough business, you will be taken aback at these two women. Director Josie Rourke serves up a grand game of cat and mouse based on the book ‘Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart’ by John Guy and shaped into film form by screenwriter Beau Willimon. I knew the these women had a complicated relationship, I just didn’t realize how complicated. Be sure to check out our top Mary Queen of Scots Quotes.
The two women fight for the control of England using their wiles, brains, armies and bloodlines. They are helped and hastened by Robert Dudley (Joe Alwyn), Sir William Cecil (Guy Pearce), John Knox (David Tennant), David Rizzio (Ismael Cruz Cordova), Bess (Gemma Chan), Mary Fleming (Maria Dragus), Mary Beaton (Eileen O’Higgins) and Mary Livingston (Liah O’Prey).
Though Mary Queen of Scots is a costumed period piece, it moves quickly. The action and dialog are fast paced (they have a lot of ground to cover). We feel the urgency of Mary trying to claim the thrown she feels is her own and the longing that Elizabeth has for all of Mary’s extraordinary traits. You will come for the sets and the costumes and stay for power of these two women.
Mary Queen of Scots is NOW playing in theaters! Check out the clip below!