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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 11, 2018
It might be that Marie still waits for a true incarnation, but Jacquot's pushing her beyond likeability is refreshing.
February 21, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 20, 2013
The complex triangle at the dark heart of his film, set against the surging social change of a nation, makes for both a superb historical epic and a compelling human drama.
January 15, 2013
The film shows both sides of the social spectrum within the court akin to "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey," but with bloodthirsty rabble at the door.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 14, 2013
Jacquot masterfully gets across the politics, jealousies and jockeying of court life...and Romain Winding has achieved the beautiful look of natural lighting in lush interiors and shadowy corridors with the director's first foray into digital filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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