Title: A Queen Is Crowned
Length: 79 minutes
Writer: Christopher Fry
Starring: Laurence Olivier
Music: Guy Warrack; Malcolm Sargent (advisor)
Distinctions: Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature
Synopsis: the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, with a patriotic voice-over
How I saw it: on TV, yesterday
Dialog: Bad. The narration is corny and frustratingly uninformative. A 21st-century American is very much not the intended audience.
Special effects/design: n/a
Acting: Bad. Olivier likes to shout, to let you know he really means it.
Subjective Rating: 4/10 (Eh). It's a fascinating historical document, but not much of a movie.
Objective Rating: 1.7/4 (Eh).