By rweingard
Written March 28, 2017
Undoubtedly everyone in the theater had read the same "rave" reviews - it was full and even those dreaded front row sweats were taken. This is one of the most boring, uneventful and unbelievable movie I have ever sween. Did I say "boring"? I love subtitled movies, especially French as it is one of my languages, and still say: FORGET IT. Do not waste your time and mone. The little nudity which is probably what earned its R rating, was totally out of character and even the "acting" was robotic. I wish I hade gone with my first instinct: Batman!
22 out of 38 found this helpful. Did you?

not enough queen

By tasteful1
Written August 30, 2016
If you like period pieces, love costumes, and are curious about behind the facades of the rich, you'll like this movie. It is not a Gosford Park. It is not an Elizabeth. But it is interesting. I wish the Queen had been played up a little more. And I like movies that leave you wondering about the main character even after you leave the theater.
19 out of 36 found this helpful. Did you?

Nice culture....

By screenqueen211
Written August 30, 2016
...but not what I was looking for.
18 out of 33 found this helpful. Did you?

A disappointing French film focusing on the death of the Monarchy, Revolution and Marie Antoinette's sexual proclivities!

By Peneflix
Written January 16, 2017
It is rare, but at times one recognizes a well-made film, beautifully-acted, a tale resonating with verisimilitude but fails to entice, engross or fully entertain ; "Farewell, My Queen" falls into this category... Jacquot is successful in depicting the foppery and foibles of the monarchy, myopia and sycophancy of those closeted at Versailles (a gilded prison); ironically, their only means of escape, is disguised as the meager citizens they, without conscience had raped for generations, denying them their inalienable rights... TWO & 1/2 STARS!! ***For full review please visit peneflix (dot) com!!!
16 out of 27 found this helpful. Did you?

See the Movie BUT Read the Book Too

By babyjcook
Written August 26, 2016
This was a beautiful film, but I can't help but think that the slander that followed Marie Antoinette from before she became queen to after her execution is still at work here. The book portrays a more human side to the queen – the movie reinforces the myth of a cruel and cold woman. Read the book and take the movie with a grain of salt.
16 out of 28 found this helpful. Did you?