After several delays, ‘Spencer’ has now had its expected premiere in national theaters. Diamond Films has confirmed that the film will hit theaters nationwide on January 27, 2022 – a week ahead of schedule.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the feature film directed by Pablo Larraín (‘LOVE: Lisey’s Story’) has garnered 86% critical approval from critics, with 6 positive reviews and only one negative so far.
See the main opinions:
Xan Brooks, the Guardian
Kristen Stewart looks totally attractive in the title role. She does an awkward, polite performance like Diana, and it’s quite as it should when you consider that Diana herself put on a clumsy and polite performance herself, embellishing her innate and elegant high height with studied flirtatious trims. When she collapsed she lost her balance, it was like looking at a perfect woman who is actually imperfect. 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 does not only impersonate (even if at the level of the representation it is excellent). It transforms; it changes appearance, rhythm, karma. Watching her play Diana, we see an echo, perhaps, of her own ambivalent relationship.
Pete Hammond, deadline
I have no words to describe Stewart’s performance, moving from feeling like an incredibly well-told figure to the magnificent realization of the essence of who she was. It’s an exhilarating, bittersweet, heartbreaking, and utterly astonishing twist, taking Diana down paths we haven’t seen portrayed like in this mesmerizing portrait.
Guy Lodge, Weekend
Choosing Stewart, another reserved celebrity who knows the obsessive, bossy glow of fandom better than most, is inspiring. Her performance isn’t just a feat of totally transformative mimicry, though she paid special attention to Diana’s posture and pose in particular. Instead, it’s a twisted, empathetic evocation of a woman somehow stuck in her inner and outer life, frozen in the hallway – before rushing to the fire escape.
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“Jackie”, 2016 – also directed by Larraín, brought in Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy and the role later earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
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