Mary Queen of Scots

Movie review by
Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media

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Friday, December 7, 2018
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Ronan, Robbie reign as rivals in mature period drama.
  • December 7, 2018
  • NR
  • 2018
  • 125 minutes

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Mary Queen of Scots is a 16th-century-set historical drama about the relationship and rivalry between Queen Elizabeth I of England and Mary Stuart, queen of Scotland. Recently widowed Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) returns to her Highland homeland to rule as rightful queen. Like her distant cousin, Queen Elizabeth (Margot Robbie), she rejects the notion that a woman needs to marry to rule. But when Mary challenges Elizabeth's claim to the English throne, their rivalry develops into full-blown war. Expect plenty of political intrigue and wartime violence, as well as romance and sexuality, likely making this one best for mature history buffs.

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