Reviews

Apr 1, 2019
Whatever the film's structural failings and historical gaps, it's great to see such a distinctive directorial vision coming out of Hollywood.
Apr 1, 2019
...an ambitious, affecting, truly distinctive piece of work, albeit one that will tell you more about 1780s footwear than about the causes and effects of the French Revolution.
Apr 1, 2019
Drawn from Antonia Fraser's biography - or riffing on it - this slyly seditious comedy escorts sacred verities of French history and culture to the scaffold.
Apr 1, 2019
Marie Antoinette is about confinement in a gilded cage, and, perversely or not, shows itself far more interested in the cage than in the prisoner.
Apr 1, 2019
Sofia Coppola's giddy, girly and defiantly revisionist Marie Antoinette didn't deserve the reaction it got in Cannes earlier this year.
Aug 22, 2018
It's a highly personal film, which takes us into the very limited universe of a very young woman forced to play a very public role, gorgeously laying forth the trappings of luxury,... until we,... realize that it's nothing more than a gilded cage.
Aug 22, 2018
For all its visual sumptuousness, this film lacks any emotional muscle. There isn't even a twitch of emotional muscle.
Mar 24, 2007
You almost have to laugh and go along on the wave of ridiculousness.
Feb 3, 2007
The ultimate failing of Marie Antoinette, fun for all its emptiness, is Coppola's coy eschewal of the queen's public demise.
Dec 29, 2006
Sadly, there's no wit here. Once Rip Torn's Louis XV has departed the scene, you can't find an actor able to deliver a line without sounding embarrassed about having to mean it.
Nov 22, 2006
Stunningly original...The masterstroke of Marie Antoinette is how Coppola connects the social order to sexual servitude.
Oct 25, 2006
It's very pretty and occasionally amusing but also dreadfully dull for long, long stretches.
Oct 21, 2006
Coppola's anthem for doomed youth has its own affecting cadence.
Oct 20, 2006
It's history written with truffles.
Oct 20, 2006
The director squanders a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to film on the grounds and inside the Palace of Versailles. It's the trappings we get, in richly reproduced costumes and all-over gilt furniture, at the expense of any substance.
Oct 20, 2006
Little happens for much of Marie Antoinette, but Coppola is a visual storyteller, and with her first big canvas she creates a giddy world at Versailles in color and light.
Oct 20, 2006
Coppola's queen experiences no inner transformation or redemption because, in this telling, she's in no need of it. She's cool to begin with.
Oct 20, 2006
With lyrical intelligence and scrappy wit, Coppola creates a luscious world to get lost in. It's a pleasure.
Oct 20, 2006
This is just a lark, a heavy-handed one without the heart of even the bad histories which gave us a Marie who said (as she never did) Let them eat cake.
Oct 20, 2006
Dunst plays Marie Antoinette as if she's seen the future and it's Paris Hilton.