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Marie Antoinette Reviews

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David Noh
Film Journal International
December 1, 2006
There's no denying that Coppola has style to spare and has truly blown the dust off one's traditional biopic expectations.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
November 25, 2006
Fails to live up to the promise of its premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
November 24, 2006
Films like 'Marie Antoinette' foster serious discussion about cinema for all the wrong reasons. Just what the hell is this supposed to be?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 22, 2006
Stunningly original...The masterstroke of Marie Antoinette is how Coppola connects the social order to sexual servitude.
| Original Score: A-
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
November 22, 2006
Coppola's lavishly mounted film paints an extremely sympathetic portrait of Marie as a misunderstood free spirit trapped in the confines of rigid French royalty
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 11, 2006
Coppola's tone is more like that of Manoel de Oliveira's deadpan renditions of nineteenth-century novels, but lighter and sweeter, as befits a queen who was fond of meringue.
David N. Butterworth
November 11, 2006
Pretty as a picture... and as empty as a French peasant's portefeuille.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pete Hammond
November 6, 2006
A cotton candy account that plays loosely with the truth in trying to be hip, contemporary and pink.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
November 2, 2006
Pretty on the outside, empty on the in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 1, 2006 a girlified version of a Ken Russell period piece...Coppola mixes historical fact with Coppola's own perspective on what this young woman had to contend with.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
November 1, 2006
Films, like royalty, it turns out, cannot survive on style alone.
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
October 28, 2006
Some say the biggest offender was the application of '80s pop songs -- the soundtrack to her own upbringing -- to an otherwise detailed period piece. But throwing on great, guitar-driven tunes is actually one her cannier moves.
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
October 28, 2006
Marie Antoinette may be Coppola's weakest movie, but it is far from a failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
October 28, 2006
Coppola's third feature is all surface and no substance, leaving you as undernourished as the French in the bread-shortage months preceding the revolution.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Beth Accomando
October 28, 2006
What Coppola delivers is a fresh take on history that makes it come to life in an unexpected way.
| Original Score: 6/10
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
October 26, 2006
"Marie" is a flawed but admirable attempt to give us the view from inside the gilded cage, one that generally works until the peasants get restless in the third act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 25, 2006
Where Marie Antoinette fares best is in its examination of the royal life as a treadmill of constantly winding boredom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 25, 2006
It's very pretty and occasionally amusing but also dreadfully dull for long, long stretches.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 25, 2006
There are several wonderful moments and one magnificent scene (the masked ball), but there's nothing new here and certainly nothing daring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
October 25, 2006
By colliding eras, Coppola asserts that rich youth of long ago aren't much different than those alive today.
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