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Rois et Reine (Kings and Queen) Reviews

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August 23, 2017
A willing victim, a godlike father, the collusion between the two and from this perversion comes deep and unsettling woes -- it's an odd concoction, one part hemlock to two parts froth. But I think I've seen it all before, and before and before.
August 17, 2010
A highly unstable compound of melodrama and offbeat comedy that elicits more shrugs of confusion than sighs of satisfaction
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 10, 2007
a complex, character-driven film that never allows its themes - madness, love, coming of age - to become reducible to pat formulae, or over-sentimentalisation.
March 1, 2007
Its novelistic breadth, pitched intensity and on-the-fly shooting style pull the viewer smack-dab into the middle of these lives.
June 30, 2006
Desplechin's big, bold, iconoclastic feature Rois et Reine is a disconcerting film that can turn your head at the oddest moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 30, 2006
Funny, absurd, often mocking itself and always quoting cultural history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 10, 2006
I can't quite get my head around it; Ismael is too cartoony and Nora is too icy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 3, 2006
[M]ixes with aplomb equal measures of intellectual screwball comedy and dark metaphysical tragedy, though part of the joke may be that one often can't tell which is which...
December 2, 2005
the film proves, at the very least, that Desplechin is a director that garners due attention
| Original Score: 4.5/5
December 2, 2005
This is a first-rate melo-dramedy under the influence of director Arnaud Desplechin.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 29, 2005
While these characters' lives are melodramatic, individual scenes burst with kinetic energy from fast editing and an script that deftly underscores the destructive nature of male-female relationships.
Read More | Original Score: A
October 4, 2005
Great filmmaking and, as does not always follow, a great film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 16, 2005
It is well-acted and written with a rigorous effort to skirt cliche, and it has the savor of real life throughout.
Read More | Original Score: B+
September 2, 2005
Heroic and absurdist...
Read More | Original Score: '3.5/4'
August 26, 2005
There's a looseness to the camera work and storytelling that's appealingly breezy: This film feels, for better or worse, like real life.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 25, 2005
His scenes ripple with undercurrents of awkward emotions... creating a film both devastating and uplifting, but he passes no judgments.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 18, 2005
Kings and Queen, full of passion and humor, madness and grief, is close to a masterpiece.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
August 18, 2005
Kings and Queen is at times compelling, at times devastating, and at times long-winded.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 5, 2005
Both leisurely and breathtakingly immediate.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 24, 2005
It's a puzzle of a film, but not the kind that intimidates you with inscrutability so much as one that beckons you into its antic eccentricity.
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