The Queen of Versailles Reviews

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March 6, 2020
The Queen of Versailles is an exceptional, must-watch film that's better reality TV than most reality television. We need more documentaries-and more reality television-like this.
November 26, 2019
Even if you're on a budget, it will be money well spent to see this Must See Festival Film.
August 28, 2019
The Siegels are fascinating because they both are and aren't us, and the film's pleasures are correspondingly-a la reality tv-made up of equal parts jealousy, sympathy, and schadenfreude.
July 25, 2019
The Queen of Versailles is a deliriously enjoyable documentary, a warning about the ridiculous hubris of the American Dream, and how, like the trap of traditions, may very well be a nightmare.
July 3, 2019
It's this turn of events that transforms The Queen of Versailles into a surprisingly empathetic look at Jackie Siegel as everything around her begins to crumble.
February 2, 2019
As a car-crash depiction of the strained relationships of a family fixated with the accumulation of wealth and possessions however, the film is as mesmerising as it is shocking.
December 6, 2018
Were this not a documentary, it would all play out like a lazy satire as the easy ironies pile up.
November 16, 2018
The excess is astonishing and infuriating... but a very specialized slice of Americana that proves nobody is untouchable, there's no life too big to tear down.
August 30, 2018
[Director Lauren] Greenfield's gaze somehow synthesizes ridicule and compassion in a way that elevates her film above superficially similar reality TV shows like the Real Housewives franchise.
August 30, 2018
The Siegels do have their little place in history; not, as Siegel claims, as a man whose deep pockets helped George W. Bush get elected, but as a cautionary tale.
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.
October 21, 2017
Be prepared to find yourself trying to find sympathy and compassion for the Siegels.
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.
May 26, 2013
Humanizes the upper one percent in a 100-percent entertaining way.
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.
December 15, 2012
...their plight plays like the financial crisis in miniature. Or perhaps it's in macro.
November 30, 2012
My problem with this riches to rags Americana story is that I felt no sympathy for the featured self-absorbed materialists.
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.
November 20, 2012
Both the quintessential documentary about the Great Recession, and quite possibly the most Schadenfreude-filled movie of all time.
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