• Released
  • July 13, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 40 min
  • Drama
  • 35 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Marie Antoinette develops a relationship with a reader at the end of the French Revolution.

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Other films about Marie Antoinette have had their moments, but Benoît Jacquot's Farewell, My Queen is the first to give a real sense of...
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88

Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
Control is the operative element in Benoît Jacquot's work, with the main caveat being that when someone has it, someone else does not.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Benoit Jacquot's engrossing film tells a story we know well, seen from a point of view we may not have considered.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By
Historical drama set in the early days of the French revolution is intelligent Euro eye candy at its most lavish.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Seydoux, no doubt best known for her kickboxing catfight with Paula Patton in "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," gives a quiet,...
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63

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
One of the movie's strengths is how we see the revolution - or, rather the anticipation of it - not from the perspective of royal or...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Whether accurate or not, it's certainly entertaining to watch regal intrigues through the eyes of lady-in-waiting Sidonie (Léa Seydoux)....
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60

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
The picture coasts along quite nicely on the strength of its contemplative sensuality, its macaron colors, and the exquisite beauty of its...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Benoît Jacquot's film is shackled to a blah bourgeois leftism.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The story refuses to combust; it's a strangely unsatisfying combination of bloodless observations and unresolved sexuality.
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Rated R | For Brief Graphic Nudity and Language
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Gripping, mature account of Marie Antoinette.
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