A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom

By Amma Asante

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2016-11-25
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Director: Amma Asante
  • Production Company: Pathé!
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
From 185 Ratings


A UNITED KINGDOM is the true story of the forbidden love of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo) and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white woman from London, which caused an international uproar when they decided to marry in the late 1940’s just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa. It was a decision that altered the course of African history.



  • Fantastic!

    By ChrisDesign84
    Genuinely moving in a way that few romances are. The acting, screen play, and shooting is beautiful and leaves a lasting impression on you. I cannot recommend this film enough, especially for a romantic night in.
  • Beautiful

    By Gatinhomaltez
    That proves nothing is more powerful than love, in love doesn't exist colours or religion .
  • All rather insulting really.

    By BenLoyal
    Lazy writing and direction waste this story. A one dimensional cartoon villain that is beyond badly drawn is just one of the many problems in this join-the-dots plodder. Everything is so obvious and signposted. Perhaps it belongs on childrens television? Certainly you feel like you are being manipulated by a child. And as an adult, it's just kind of insulting.
  • Awful.

    By romperthumper
    Utterly awful.
  • Beautiful true story of love beating the odds

    By Londonfilmlover26
    Wonderful performances and well directed film of a great story. Heartwarming and romantic
  • What A Great Film!

    By Ranouchee
    The acting was impressive, David Oyelowo was good with the speeches he performed and they were very convincing. Rosamund Pike was not very good at acting but David was a lot better. The story was fascinating and very touching.
  • Inspirational.

    By KimberlyGils1993
    Such a beautiful story of how love conquers all, told in the most beautiful way. Great movie, would definitely recommend.
  • Just like Marmite you will either love this film or hate it.

    By Rafiki-77
    If you enjoy feel good movies based on, 'Real Events' but with a few subtle changes to ensure the script holds together then this film is for you. Beautifully shot and well acted. However, if you enjoy dramatic films with lots of action you might struggle. Just like Marmite. You will either love it or hate it.
  • Loved this!

    By ArbyNZ
    This gem of a film was a real treat to watch. So good to see something original and based on real people. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a good movi!
  • 🌈

    By Antastic in 3D
    It's no Harry Potter...