Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman), a daughter of wealthy British parents, has no interest in the social life of the London elite. Balls, receptions, and the British aristocracy bring her only boredom. Aspiring to have at least some kind of activity in her life, Gertrude decides to find freedom and move to be with her uncle, who occupies a high diplomatic position in Tehran. So begins her lifelong adventure across the Arab world, a journey marked by danger, a passionate affair with a British officer, Henry Cadogan (James Franco), and an encounter with the legendary T.E. Lawrence (Robert Pattinson). 'Queen of the Desert' is the uplifting, inspiring and extraordinary true story of one woman who, against all odds, changed the course of history.
Brilliance, pure brilliance.
- Queen of the Desert review by EMJAY
The acting and story line couldn't be better. The sets are obviously in other countries to UK and they speak for themselves.
It is not the life story of Gertrude Bell but a piece of history that she made. There are so many good points in this production that it is hard to believe that they have been ignored by others.
I can only suggest that you watch it and make your own mind up. I read the only review that was available at the time and I nearly did not rent it. I am so pleased that I did. I thought that it was excellent.
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.
Good story badly told
- Queen of the Desert review by JC
Poor script, wooden acting, had the potential to be a brilliant film as the story is excellent, the only thing that kept me watching was the scenery.
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.
Gertrude Bell Deserves Better
- Queen of the Desert review by rk
I was expecting a serious film about this forgotten strong woman but all we got was a silly superficial stereotype. Gertrude Bell advised T.E.Lawrence, not just encountered him, but never received the fame that he managed to promote about himself. "One woman who changed the course of history" you would never get that from this film. Very disappointing.