Marie Antoinette (2006)



Critic Consensus: Lavish imagery and a daring soundtrack set this film apart from most period dramas; in fact, style complete takes precedence over plot and character development in Coppola's vision of the doomed queen.

Movie Info

Biopic of the beautiful Queen of France who became a symbol for the wanton extravagance of the 18th century monarchy, and was stripped of her riches and finery, imprisoned and beheaded by her own subjects during the French Revolution that began in 1789.

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, partial nudity and innuendo)
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Sofia Coppola
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 13, 2007
Box Office: $16.0M
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Critic Reviews for Marie Antoinette

All Critics (189) | Top Critics (49)

Stunningly original...The masterstroke of Marie Antoinette is how Coppola connects the social order to sexual servitude.

Full Review… | November 22, 2006
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

This gauzy interpretation of the French icon as the life of a decadent paparazzi princess is Versailles via Vogue, a frivolous New Romantic confection in which history is less important than emotional veracity.

Full Review… | November 7, 2012
Empire Magazine Australasia

Fragilely evanescent

Full Review… | August 28, 2009

With her third film, Sophia Coppola exhibits an annoying preference for style over substance.

Full Review… | April 24, 2009

This could be the story of Paris Hilton if she were to be married off to an impotent French Prince instead of dating meatheads armed with camcorders.

Full Review… | May 5, 2008

A visually scrumptious version of France's iconic but ill-fated Austrian-born queen, Marie Antoinette.

Full Review… | December 17, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Marie Antoinette

sofia coppola lyrical pink post-punk marzipan music-vid - eat it up, yum

Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer


Dunst brings flair to her performance. Of course, the costumes and scenery are spectacular. The drama itself was a little lacking.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

I upped my rating by a full star after giving this a second watch. By many standards, this is a decent movie: production design, unconventional story, anachronistically perfect soundtrack, beautiful shot composition, and some subtly excellent acting. But by another standard, it's on the long side for what it is, it doesn't really get interesting until the second hour and its ending is preceded by some leaden expositional scenes that remind us we're on the brink of the French Revolution. I also think buried in here is a valuable point about contemporary conceptions of status, celebrity, wealth and the like; Sofia Coppola doesn't seem to show much sympathy for the French royals, and in fact, she gives us the elegantly irreverent Dunst as the title character and shows a clear movement in the character from discomfort to full-blown disdain for the family she married into. On the whole, it's not quite sure what kind of film it's trying to be, though it's got plenty of strong moments and is exquisitely shot. I was wrong about it the first time through: it's not a bad movie, it's just a bad movie for Sofia Coppola. Her work is generally incredible, but I'd call this a bit of a misfire.

Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

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