The Affair of the Necklace 2001

The Affair of the Necklace

Critics Consensus

A film about court intrigue, The Affair of the Necklace turns out to be more dull than juicy. Swank seems flat and miscast in the central role of Jeanne.

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Romantic drama based on the controversial true story of Jeanne De La Motte Valois, a countess whose name was stripped from her by the Royal Family during the late 18th Century. The story of her fight to restore her name and proper place in society is filled with mystery, intrigue and desire, with an infamous diamond necklace at the center of it all.

Cast & Crew

Hilary Swank
Comtesse Jeanne de la Motte-Valois
Jonathan Pryce
Cardinal de Rohan
Simon Baker
Retaux de Villete
Adrien Brody
Count Nicolas de la Motte
Brian Cox
Baron de Breteuil
Joely Richardson
Marie Antoinette
Christopher Walken
Count Cagliostro
Paul Brooke
Monsieur Bohmer
Peter Eyre
Monsieur Bassenge
Simon Kunz
Minister of Titles
John Sweet
Screenwriter
Kira Davis
Co-Producer
Ashley Rowe
Director of Photography
Alex McDowell
Production Designer
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Critic Reviews for The Affair of the Necklace

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (22) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (53)

Audience Reviews for The Affair of the Necklace

  • Dec 05, 2011
    Decent movie. Good cast. Apparently based on true-ish events, but much was added for theatrical purposes, I would think. Hilary Swank is good in everything she does, and this movie is no exception. I knew nothing about this time period, but after watching this film I found myself looking for information. Interesting story, indeed.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 08, 2009
    Great Movie. Hilary Swank performance was Remarkable.
    NaWie M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 12, 2008
    The only reason I wanted to see this movie was because of Adrien Brody, But the parts he was in weren't worth watching the whole film for. I thought the music was bad especially the song at the beginning credits. The screenplay fails at trying to make you feel anything for the main character except that she is a greedy liar. One star for the Adrien Brody scenes.
    Marion R Super Reviewer
  • Oct 01, 2007
    It looks so stunning that you (or at least I) can take it seriously or not on whim.
    Kylie B Super Reviewer

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