Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette (2006)

Biopic of the beautiful Queen of France who became a symbol for the wanton extravagance of the 18th century monarchy, and was stripped of her riches and finery, imprisoned and beheaded by her own subjects during the French Revolution that… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 20, 2006
DVD Release Date: February 13, 2007
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lavish imagery and a daring soundtrack set this film apart from most period dramas; in fact, style complete takes precedence over plot and character development in Coppola's vision of the doomed queen.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Stunningly original...The masterstroke of Marie Antoinette is how Coppola connects the social order to sexual servitude.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

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.

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Daniel Mendelsohn
The New York Review of Books

And so Coppola's movie, which works so hard and with such imagination to include in its portrait much that has been ignored, ends up leaving out much that cannot be ignored.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's very pretty and occasionally amusing but also dreadfully dull for long, long stretches.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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.

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

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.

Keith Phipps
AV Club

It's history written with truffles.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Fernando F. Croce

Fragilely evanescent

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
sofia coppola lyrical pink post-punk marzipan music-vid - eat it up, yum
Thomas Johnston
It was not as bad as I expected, but the soundtrack was awful!
Wildaly M
Dunst brings flair to her performance. Of course, the costumes and scenery are spectacular. The drama itself was a little lacking.
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Once again, another beautiful, haunting, mesmerizing film from director Sofia Coppola. Like all of her films, it is so easy to fall in love with Marie… More
Daniel Perry
I upped my rating by a full star after giving this a second watch. By many standards, this is a decent movie: production design, unconventional story,… More
Sophie Burgess
The marketing of this film made me expect something much easier and fun than what I actually viewed which is such a shame. It's very long, very slow and… More