The Madness of King George

Tucson Weekly

DIRECTED BY: Nicholas Hytner

REVIEWED: 03-16-95

Nigel Hawthorne has received great praise for his performance as King George III, who was believed insane when a nervous-system disorder briefly wreaked havoc on his temper. Hawthorne deserves the accolades: he travels from regal to rabid and back with believability as well as comic flair. But the movie itself is far from a fascinating piece of drama, and holds little interest unless you're British or find yourself enraptured by historical trivia about British royalty.

--Zachary Woodruff

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