Farewell, My Queen Reviews

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January 22, 2013
August 24, 2012
Jacquot has chosen wisely in casting La Seydoux in the key role of Sidonie, whose luminous but watchful eyes suggest a soul wise beyond her years.
August 10, 2012
"Farewell, My Queen" is a layer cake of royal pleasures, rote protocols and revolutionary politics. For skeptics who thought this story had grown stale, let them eat their words.
August 8, 2012
The details of the plot are unimportant: that is the main point made by the skillful director, Benot Jacquot. It is the slowness with which they realize what is happening that fascinates.
August 2, 2012
Although it was shot at Versailles, and its actors are dressed to the 18th-century nines, Farewell, My Queen has a loose, reportorial intimacy about it.
July 26, 2012
The foreboding and chaos contrast neatly with the lavish costumes and sets.
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.
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