Marie Antoinette


Marie Antoinette

Critics Consensus

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



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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.

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Kirsten Dunst
as Marie Antoinette
Jason Schwartzman
as King Louis XVI
Judy Davis
as Contesse de Noailles
Rip Torn
as King Louis XV
Asia Argento
as Madame du Barry
Rose Byrne
as Duchesse de Polignac
Molly Shannon
as Aunt Victoire
Shirley Henderson
as Aunt Sophie
Marianne Faithfull
as Empress Maria Teresa
Mary Nighy
as Princesse Lamballe
Sarah Adler
as Comtesse d'Artois
James Lance
as Leonard
Jamie Dornan
as Count Fersen
Al Weaver
as Comte d'Artois
Tom Hardy
as Raumont
Clara Brajman
as Austrian Girlfriend No. 1
Mélodie Berenfeld
as Austrian Girlfriend No. 2
Sebastian Armesto
as Comte de Provence
Jean-Christophe Bouvet
as Duc de Choiseul
Steve Coogan
as Ambassador Mercy
Io Bottoms
as Lady in Waiting No. 1
Céline Sallette
as Lady in Waiting No. 2
André Oumansky
as Cardinal de la Roche Aymon
lo Bottoms
as Lady-in-Waiting
Aurore Clement
as Duchesse de Char
Jean-Paul Scarpitta
as Baron Scarpitta
Camille Miceli
as Grand Chambellan
Paul Fortune
as Duc Fortune
Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni
as Comtesse de Cavazzoni
Clémentine Poidatz
as Comtesse de Provence
Alexia Landeau
as Comtesse de la Londe
Joe Sheridan
as Catty Courtier
Katrine Boorman
as The English Duchess
Jean-Marc Stehle
as Doctor Lassonne
Paul Jasmin
as Baron Jasmin
Mathieu Amalric
as Man at Masked Ball
Carlo Brandt
as Palace Gardener
Raphael Neal
as Garden Page
John Arnold
as Minister of Finances
Francis Leplay
as Doctor Delivery Provence
Scali Delpeyrat
as Doctor Delivery M-A
Lauriane Mascaro
as Marie Therese-2 years
John P. Arnold
as Minister of Finances
Florrie Betts
as Marie Therese-6 years
Jago Betts
as Dauphin-2 years
Driss Hugo-Kalff
as Dauphin-2 years
Gaëlle Bona
as Girl at Petit Trianon
Fabrice Scott
as King's Messenger
William Doherty
as Councilman
Alain Doutey
as Chief Valet
Joseph Malerba
as Queen's Guard
Axel Küng
as Dauphin 2 Years
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Critic Reviews for Marie Antoinette

All Critics (212) | Top Critics (51) | Fresh (119) | Rotten (93)

  • Sofia Coppola's giddy, girly and defiantly revisionist Marie Antoinette didn't deserve the reaction it got in Cannes earlier this year.

    Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • The ultimate failing of Marie Antoinette, fun for all its emptiness, is Coppola's coy eschewal of the queen's public demise.

    Feb 3, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Dec 29, 2006 | Full Review…
  • Stunningly original...The masterstroke of Marie Antoinette is how Coppola connects the social order to sexual servitude.

    Nov 22, 2006 | Rating: A-
  • It's very pretty and occasionally amusing but also dreadfully dull for long, long stretches.

    Oct 25, 2006
  • Coppola's anthem for doomed youth has its own affecting cadence.

    Oct 21, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Marie Antoinette

  • Jan 17, 2018
    I did not hate this movie. I did not love this movie. To be honest, I knew little of Marie Antoinette (but I googled her after watching the movie, which shed light on the film). Sofia goes more by feel and is more abstract (more a Picasso than a Rembrandt), and wanted the viewer to experience lush excess and excessive material abundance to the point of where everything was sicky-sweet, which was part of Marie Antoinette's world. I also got that among all the cakes and silk and glitter, there was no soul. So we have this summer/winter contrast of rich/lush/sweet against empty/barren/sour. I found her lack of privacy in her dressing her clothes with an audience, and the royal court knowing her sex life interesting and heart-breaking. She had to get rid of her beloved dog. She was only a child! Then her self-absorbed frigid husband who was little comfort to her appears in her life, but wasn't he also practically a child himself? Interesting how he slowly warmed to her as he finally grew up a bit. I think these two children playing prince and princess, then king and queen, had no realization of the world outside their castle, that France was starving. There was no malice, only ignorance that often comes with the stupidity of youth. I did gain insight from this film, perhaps more abstractly.
    Amy A Super Reviewer
  • Oct 21, 2016
    This seemed like Sophia Coppola trying to make a Baz Luhrman film. The beginning of the movie is incredibly clunky as far as pacing goes and at least it got a little better about halfway through but even then the film as a whole can't be saved. The only bright spot was Kirsten Dunst acting her heart out to try and save his film from an even worse rating.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 31, 2013
    It was not as bad as I expected, but the soundtrack was awful!
    Thomas J Super Reviewer
  • Jul 09, 2013
    Once again, another beautiful, haunting, mesmerizing film from director Sofia Coppola. Like all of her films, it is so easy to fall in love with Marie Antoinette. Coppola has the gift of capturing raw human emotions in the simplest and purest of ways. The film is a feast for the senses--the cinematography is wonderful, the costumes and scenery are splendid, and the music (a modern soundtrack) is a brilliant contrast to the setting of this period piece. Most remarkable--besides Coppola's consistent triumph in creating such wonderful atmospheres with her films--is Marie Antoinette's candid and exquisite application of modern teenage fantasies (romance, recklessness, parties) to this historic tale. Once again, Bravo Coppola! Why can't all filmmakers follow in her footsteps? Every shot is brilliant. Everything is simply beautiful.
    Matthew Samuel M Super Reviewer

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