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The Conquest Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 19, 2013
The Sarkozy story glistens, snakelike.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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...
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 26, 2012
Sarkozy seems to mean exactly what he says, even when he's lying for his cause, and Podalydès has the skill to demonstrate that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 9, 2012
Maybe a documentary would have done the job better.
January 5, 2012
"The Conquest," a feature about recent French politics, makes me yearn for a similar American treatment of our own scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 15, 2011
"Conquest'' is a seriocomic portrait of naked ambition and a depiction of petty office politics on a national scale. It's a deadpan hoot that lacks the bite it could and arguably should have had.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 23, 2011
Denis Podalydès seems to be more like Nicolas Sarkozy than the president himself is this political tragi-comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 11, 2011
Durringer has a good sense of pacing, and he keeps the various interlocking machinations reasonably comprehensible even for those of us who aren't experts in French political intrigue.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 11, 2011
This delicious satire daring to depict current French President Nicolas Sarkozy's recent rise to power is a real upscale art-house pleaser.
November 10, 2011
A smart, involving and strikingly adult drama about Sarkozy's rise to power...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 10, 2011
A glimpse of the glory and the loss in the rise to power of Nicholas Sarkozy, the president of France.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 10, 2011
The Conquest offers that familiar thrill of being allowed to peek behind the curtain and see what our leaders are really like...
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 9, 2011
"The Conquest" is true anomaly in cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 8, 2011
A drama about the dirty business of gaining power, it needs bared fangs-and more bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 8, 2011
Aided by an excellent ensemble cast, director Xavier Durringer and his co-scripter, Patrick Rotman, don't refrain from showing this truly repellent side of Sarko during his rise from minister of justice in 2002 to the highest elected office.
November 3, 2011
Sarkozy gets his biopic
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 20, 2011
It's a well-observed and often funny account of how, in 2007, Sarkozy landed the presidency.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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