Queen Margot (La Reine Margot)
Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) (1994)

The historical novel by Alexandre Dumas was adapted for the screen with this lavish French epic, winner of 5 Césars and a pair of awards at the Cannes Film Festival. Isabelle Adjani stars as Marguerite de Valois, better known as Margot,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 1, 2003
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79%
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89%



Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

A model of heaving, combustible history, in which period lavishness and performance energy aren't mutually exclusive.

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Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

That's a lot of plot-and plotting-to sort out, and while Chéreau and co-writer Danièle Thompson occasionally fail to explicate it clearly, the center of the film holds strong.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

Everything's scenery, even the story.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

Death seems to linger in every inch of the frame, yet the film lives and breathes like few others.

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Matt Prigge
Metro

Among its many other accomplishments, 'Queen Margot' deserves a special prize for its inventive use of poisons - one receives "death by book."

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Lively as spectacle shot at authentic locales.

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Aaron Cutler
Village Voice

Though Queen Margot's sound, sets, costumes, and camerawork collectively stun, Chéreau prioritized his actors, and he gave his ensemble ample freedom to perform.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

will linger in memory long afterwards

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Serving as opening night of the 1994 Cannes Festival, this bloody account of French royalty divided critics, often along national lines, eliciting debates of French versus Hollywood cinema; good production values help this overlong violent saga.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Michael S
This film should be considered a classic, but instead, I'm afraid, it's considered completely underwatched, underappreciated, and underrated, and… More
hawk ledge
Historical drama of epic proportions, sumptuous yet gritty, held together by fine performances from Isabelle Adjani, maidenly, distant, yet passionate and Virna… More