Marguerite Reviews

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October 24, 2017
It is Giannoli and Frot's shared accomplishment that we come to feel for this deluded woman, who loves music and her husband with a passion that is returned by neither.
April 8, 2016
"Marguerite" is a dark delight, a cringe comedy that skirts tragedy throughout, examining delusion, entitlement, denial and the question of whether the truth is essential.
April 7, 2016
Frot's performance, as a woman so caught up in the joy of music that she doesn't quite understand how bad she is, is particularly delightful, and often quite moving.
March 31, 2016
We laugh during "Marguerite," but we don't laugh at Marguerite, because somehow director and co-writer Xavier Giannoli persuades us to see in her the universal tragedy.
March 25, 2016
Marguerite is a powerful film.
March 24, 2016
Catherine Frot gives a heartrending performance as the title character, an aging baroness in 1920s Paris who feverishly pursues a classical singing career despite her utter lack of talent.
March 24, 2016
It piles too much on its serving plate, and at 129 minutes it's definitely overlong. But it has Frot, an actress with the wise, patient eyes of a cat, and she invests Marguerite with the multiple meanings the rest of the film elegantly fumbles.
March 24, 2016
In the end, the movie gives voice not just to Marguerite's deficiencies as a singer but also to emotional frailties that are too human and familiar.
March 24, 2016
"Marguerite" achieves what the protagonist herself never managed: perfect pitch.
March 24, 2016
Frot's performance is so towering, so convincing, that it smooths out all the film's rough edges. It's a triumph.
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