After several delays, ‘Spencer‘ now had its anticipated premiere in national cinemas. Diamond Films confirmed that the film will hit national theaters on January 27, 2022 – a week ahead of schedule.
No Rotten Tomatoes, the film directed by Pablo Larrain (‘LOVE: The Lisey Story’) won 86% approval ratings, with 6 positive reviews and only one negative so far.
See the main reviews:
Xan Brooks, The Guardian
Kristen Stewart looks totally attractive in the title role. She puts on a clumsy, polite performance like Diana, and that’s entirely as it should be when you consider that Diana put on a clumsy, polite performance herself, sprucing up her high innate, elegant haughtiness with studied coquettish trimmings. When she collapsed, she lost her balance, it was like watching a perfect woman who is actually flawed. But Stewart effectively captures the agony of a woman so programmed and isolated who feels she has no escape and has lost sight of who she is.
Owen Gleiberman, Variety
Kristen Stewart doesn’t just do an impersonation (although at the representation level she is excellent). She transforms; it changes its appearance, its rhythm, its karma. Watching her play Diana, we see an echo, perhaps, of her own ambivalent relationship.
Pete Hammond, Deadline
I have no words for Stewart’s performance, going from an impression of an incredibly well narrated figure to beautifully achieving the essence of who she was. It’s an exhilarating, bittersweet, heartbreaking and utterly stunning twist, taking Diana down paths we haven’t seen depicted as in this mesmerizing portrait.
Guy Lodge, Weekend
Choosing Stewart, another reserved celebrity who knows the fandom’s obsessive, authoritarian glow better than most, is inspiring. Her performance isn’t just a totally transformative feat of mimicry, though she did pay detailed attention to Diana’s posture and pose especially. Instead, it’s a wry, empathetic evocation of a woman somehow blocked from her inner and outer lives, frozen in the hallway – before rushing to the fire escape.
Check out the subtitled teaser:
‘Jackie‘, 2016 – also directed by Larraín, brought Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy and the role later earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.