• Released
  • September 3, 2004
  • NR , 2 hr 30 min
  • Comedy Drama
    Melodrama
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Kings and Queen Synopsis
Parallel threads tell the story of a woman (Emmanuelle Devos) and a musician (Mathieu Amalric) .
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
It's hugely ambitious, with a sweeping range of character types, frequently shifting moods, stylistic flourishes of many kinds, and some...
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Kings and Queen, full of passion and humor, madness and grief, is close to a masterpiece. It's like life: messy, impossible, elating,...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Gripping, highly original.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A remarkable though sometimes frustrating film.
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88

New York Post

A long, messy cinematic novel full of hate, love, murder, ghosts, madness, poetry and Catherine Deneuve.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The film is a tower of literary and cinematic references, tangential yet somehow essential characters, and one fantastic performance after...
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Arnaud Desplechin's sprawling drama exudes a go-for-broke determination that is frustrating and exhilarating.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Though overly long and difficult to digest, it's a feast you won't want to miss.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A film that unfolds like a court case in which all of the testimony sounds like the simple truth, and none of it agrees.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
At times compelling, at times devastating, and at times long-winded.
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Rated NR