Werner Herzog’s biopic of English adventurer Gertrude Bell is impeccably mounted, competently made, entirely respectable – and a bit of a plod
Friday 6 February 2015 17.45 GMT
by Peter Bradshaw
Here is the kind of film that you can hardly believe is the work of Werner Herzog who has written and directed it. It is grown-up, respectable and historical, perfectly competently made, lots of accents and period dressing-up ... and just the tiniest bit dull.
Queen of the Desert is an expansive and solemn biopic of Gertrude Bell...