The Queen of Versailles - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Queen of Versailles Reviews

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May 21, 2018
Greenfield's affection for her subjects ensures that they never remain the victims of their own story for long - Jackie herself is ceaselessly likable despite her tone-deaf ditziness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 20, 2017
Be prepared to find yourself trying to find sympathy and compassion for the Siegels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2015
An ultimately haunting worst-case-scenario for Americans living beyond their means after the bottom dropped out.
January 12, 2014
A pretty effective warning shot across the bow of the one percenters.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
May 26, 2013
Humanizes the upper one percent in a 100-percent entertaining way.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 22, 2013
Strangely entertaining and revealing documentary about a culture obsessed with money and people aspiring to a life they can't afford. Greed is good once again if you can borrow enough money to consume all you desire. Mind the debt gap.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 15, 2012
...their plight plays like the financial crisis in miniature. Or perhaps it's in macro.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 30, 2012
My problem with this riches to rags Americana story is that I felt no sympathy for the featured self-absorbed materialists.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 20, 2012
If you've ever wondered how that one percent of the richest lives, this film will show you how one family lives (they are probably back in the 99 percent now), and it ain't pretty.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 20, 2012
Both the quintessential documentary about the Great Recession, and quite possibly the most Schadenfreude-filled movie of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 13, 2012
A documentary about a rich couple riding the waves of wealth and greed and then plunging downwards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 6, 2012
A powerhouse documentary, the film shifts from simply being a fly-on-the-wall look at material decadence and moral decay into a study of a family trying to hold itself together during a trying period.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 3, 2012
a repetitive exercise in schadenfreude, and the Siegels don't do much to alter that... The Queen of Versailles leaves viewers with one feeling about the Siegels: Let them eat stale cake.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 12, 2012
Documentaries are rarely as hilarious as this one. Well, the first half of it at least
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 10, 2012
[E]nds up an ever less slightly ungenerous look at the .01 percent than it might have been... But this is still a brutal film from many angles.
September 10, 2012
One of the great unsayable truths about the American dream is that it is a bit of a Ponzi scheme ... our system admits a glimmer of hope that anyone, no matter how lowborn, can rise to the top.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
September 9, 2012
Extremely funny and revealing ...
September 7, 2012
[Siegel] is now suing Greenfield for "misrepresentation". Well, I know whose side I'm on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2012
She epitomises a Western culture struggling to wean itself off debt.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2012
Greenfield's film is bathed in Florida sunshine, adding to the sensation that we're watching Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous with a Marxist punchline.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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