Widow Clicquot

critic Reviews

, 86% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Beatrice LoayzaNew York Times
    Ambitious as it is in scope, the film is also somewhat charmless and dour, caught between wanting to deliver the passion audiences expect from a period romance and constructing a suspenseful underdog tale. It’s too bad it never finds a winning balance.
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    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle
    There was enough story here for an epic, but Napper chose to make a poem-like movie, one that sustains a tone of mystery and wonder from start to finish.
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    Nell MinowMovie Mom
    Bennett has a quiet, almost serene, quality but seems to glow from within.
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    Dina KaurArizona Republic
    To say Bennett carries this film on her back is an understatement. She takes on the challenge of depicting romance, passion, grief, strength and perseverance.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    It runs just 90 minutes and accomplishes so much, a mix of tragic (and sexy) romance with a feminist story of a pioneering legend.
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    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    That all sounds like ripe, juicy material for a historical biopic, yet as directed by Thomas Napper, Widow Clicquot falls flat. From its very conception, the whole production feels off the mark.
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    Lisa TrifoneThird Coast Review
    Francophiles and lovers of bubbly in particular will appreciate the reverence with which the product is treated.
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    Andrew ParkerThe Gate
    The period setting helps set Widow Clicquot apart from a lot of its male dominated peers, [and it's] dramatically fruitful, but the aftertaste of this one won’t linger long in the memory.
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    Russ SimmonsKKFI-FM (Kansas City)
    “Widow Clicquot” is a well-acted and modestly effective tribute to the fortitude of an early female entrepreneur.
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    James VerniereBoston Movie News
    Speaking with a British accent, Bennett is not bad as French Grande Dame of Champagne. She is just not very credible.
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