Madonna's New Movie Slammed By Critics
Critics branded Madonna’s latest movie
"extraordinarily silly" and "insubstantial". Madge stepped
behind the camera for the royal drama, which documents the scandalous
relationship between Britain's King Edward VIII and American divorcee Wallis
Simpson. The monarch abdicated from his royal position in 1936 after their love
affair became public.
W.E. had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival
in Italy on Thursday (1 September 2011), and the first reviews of the film are
less than complementary.
A writer for Britain's The Independent declares, "The
film is no masterpiece", while a review in UK newspaper The Times states,
"Whole scenes could easily be pop videos or perfume adverts. W.E. is about
The movie receives a single star rating from Britain's
The Guardian, with critic Xan Brooks declaring, "What an extraordinarily
silly, preening, fatally mishandled film this is... Her direction is so all
over the shop that it barely qualifies as direction at all. W.E. gives us
slo-mo and jump cuts and a crawling crane shot up a tree in Balmoral, but they
are all just tricks without a purpose."
Grazia's Emma Pritchard Jones adds, "Ultimately,
it's as insubstantial as the midnight blue chiffon dress Wallis wears to dine
with the King."
However, not all the write-ups are as scathing - Britain's
Daily Telegraph reviewer calls the royal biopic "better than
expected" and "not without amusing moments".
We don’t care, Madge, we’ll still come and see it!
Don't miss: Click to the second pic to see Madge's amazing outfit