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Madonna’s film W.E. slammed by critics at the Venice Film Festival

by Nicole
September 2, 2011 at 11:14 am

While her music has rarely faced criticism, not the same could be said about her career in the film domain.

This year, Madonna presented W.E., her second film as director.

The movie tells the story of Edward VII who abdicated the British throne in order to live his love affair with Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee.

However, the flick failed to impress the critics. Here are some of the negative reviews the film received after its screening.

Xan Brooks, from the Guardian, wrote: “Whatever the crimes committed by Wallis Simpson – marrying a king, sparking a constitutional crisis, fraternizing with Nazis – it’s doubtful that she deserves the treatment meted out to her in ‘W.E.,’ Madonna’s jaw-dropping take on ‘the 20th-century’s greatest royal love story.’”

He continued with the harsh criticism, calling the movie “a primped and simpering folly, the turkey that dreamed it was a peacock”, “an extraordinarily silly, preening, fatally mishandled film”, “her direction is so all over the shop that it barely qualifies as direction at all.”

Todd McCarthy of the Hollywood Reporter wrote: “Madonna’s second foray into directing is pleasing to the eyes and ears, but lacking anything for the soul.”

Mark Adams, chief critic for Screen Daily, opined: “Madonna aims high as she seeks to tackle love, celebrity, fame, abuse and disappointment, often hitting her targets — and sometimes not — but always offering up images that are beautifully shot and staged.”

Kate Muir from The Times of London even went as far as saying that the film was unintentionally hilarious.

In the end, it was only the Daily Telegraph who positively called W.E. “rather better than expected,” and Baz Bamigboye from the Daily Mail who said that viewers “might even find much of it enjoyable.”

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