The Conquest Reviews

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June 19, 2013
The Sarkozy story glistens, snakelike.
March 7, 2012
The dialogue is punchy, but the film lacks visual personality, and the insights into Sarkozy and France as a whole don't cut very deep.
February 24, 2012
"The Conquest" is like a French restaurant that serves small portions of tart appetizers and calls them freedom fries, yet begrudgingly we must salute the gall.
January 26, 2012
Sarkozy seems to mean exactly what he says, even when he's lying for his cause, and Podalyds has the skill to demonstrate that.
January 5, 2012
The film is a vehement drama and a fitfully amusing snark fest set to Nicola Piovani's jaunty circus music. It winds up only half-succeeding at both.
January 5, 2012
"The Conquest," a feature about recent French politics, makes me yearn for a similar American treatment of our own scene.
January 4, 2019
And so The Conquest promises a juicy behind-the-scenes look at the rise of this somehow seductive little man, but doesn't quite deliver.
February 23, 2012
The Conquest does not aspire to Shakespearean heights (press notes to the contrary) but remains more on the level of a well-made movie of the week...
January 9, 2012
Maybe a documentary would have done the job better.
December 13, 2011
The performances are convincing, but American audiences may find little to care about in the Gallic-specific backstage machinations of Sarkozy's ascendancy.
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