Farewell, My Queen Reviews

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September 7, 2020
Works both for its intelligent spin on a familiar story and for its exceptional production values that turn even the most ominous scene into a beautiful scene to behold.
July 25, 2019
A heady concoction of historical intrigue, with a tart hint of salaciousness that drains away the generally unrealistic nature of supposedly authentic reenactments.
March 4, 2019
Diane Kruger does a spectacular job as a flighty, self-indulgent Marie Antoinette.
December 27, 2018
Almost as soon as the queen (played, fittingly, by Germanic actress Diane Kruger) appears, the screen sizzles.
April 12, 2018
It might be that Marie still waits for a true incarnation, but Jacquot's pushing her beyond likeability is refreshing.
February 22, 2018
"Farewell, My Queen," set in four days in 1789, takes place in the palace at Versailles, and the film carries an unusual sense of light and texture.
December 3, 2017
We share a palace insider's perspective as Marie-Antoinette lives her last days at Versailles, prior to her arrest and eventual appointment with "Madame Guillotine." It's. like Upstairs Downstairs at Versailles.
September 18, 2017
Go see period historical drama at its best and live within the walls of a time of extraordinary luxury and danger.
February 7, 2014
Farewell, My Queen is a knife-edge drama that steadily builds tension that at times becomes as unbearably tense as the relationship between the three leading ladies.
January 24, 2014
Sidonie is a character who literally eavesdrops on history, becoming the audience's first-person yet second-hand source for such significant events as the storming of the Bastille...
November 5, 2013
His portrait loses some of its eerie power through the ugly twist at the film's conclusion, but she remains a fascinating enigma, and touchingly human.
June 28, 2013
Like the Americans, the French are infatuated with their history. They also love long close-ups of beautiful women in period costume. These elements combine in this painfully pretty period chamber piece.
June 6, 2013
It is the life of Versailles that Jacquot captures: all the petty politics, positioning and preening. And that is simply a glorious sight to see.
June 6, 2013
While it does not hang together as a whole, Farewell, My Queen is still an interesting and engaging film that should be overall commended for what it does achieve.
June 5, 2013
It's kind of the Rosencrantz and Gulidenstern Are Dead approach to history, observing it from the perspective of a "minor character", and it works ... it's a fascinating glimpse of a moment in history from, essentially, a safe bystander.
June 3, 2013
A strangely mixed film, sliding from intimate scenes of royal indolence to muted panic in candlelit corridors, a distinct undercurrent of detached uncertainty always present in both story and style.
June 1, 2013
A mood of melancholy and the film is beautifully lit and shot. But there's something missing in the telling and its often disjointed structure mitigates against the emotional satisfaction we are seeking
June 1, 2013
Visually sumptuous, this French Spanish co-production about the last days of Marie Antoinette is a far cry from Sofia Coppola's 2006 lollypop version
May 21, 2013
It should be retitled; 'Sidonie, Marie Antoinette's just not that into you.'
January 22, 2013
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