Marie Antoinette
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Stunningly original...The masterstroke of Marie Antoinette is how Coppola connects the social order to sexual servitude."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"The director squanders a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to film on the grounds and inside the Palace of Versailles. It's the trappings we get, in richly reproduced costumes and all-over gilt furniture, at the expense of any substance."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"This gauzy interpretation of the French icon as the life of a decadent paparazzi princess is Versailles via Vogue, a frivolous New Romantic confection in which history is less important than emotional veracity."
‑ Luke Goodsell, Empire Magazine Australasia
"This could be the story of Paris Hilton if she were to be married off to an impotent French Prince instead of dating meatheads armed with camcorders."
‑ Brian Holcomb,
"The very antithesis of the traditional historical film, approaching its material as an accepted present."
‑ Rob Humanick, Stranger Song
"It's very pretty and occasionally amusing but also dreadfully dull for long, long stretches."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Little happens for much of Marie Antoinette, but Coppola is a visual storyteller, and with her first big canvas she creates a giddy world at Versailles in color and light."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Fragilely evanescent"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A visually scrumptious version of France's iconic but ill-fated Austrian-born queen, Marie Antoinette."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Sofia Coppola has sacrificed a compelling storyline in exchange for aimless atmospherics."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"It's history written with truffles."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"Coppola's queen experiences no inner transformation or redemption because, in this telling, she's in no need of it. She's cool to begin with."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"With her third film, Sophia Coppola exhibits an annoying preference for style over substance."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Coppola successfully has made a period film that doesn't feel like a museum piece."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"For two hours, we are treated to a display of prettiness. It's like one big elaborate meringue, delicate and intricately decorated, but without much past the surface."
‑ Jette Kernion, Cinematical
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