Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
The affair may have raised eyebrows all over 18th century Paris, but it's not likely to elicit more than a shrug from 21st century moviegoers. Read full review
This sob story is a tough sell. Read full review
Rife with wrong people in major jobs, which leads to a movie that lacks the requisite verve to make to it sparkle. Read full review
The movie has almost enough corny appeal to offset its lack of originality, though, and Walken is fun as Cagliostro, the court's great prognosticator and all-around weirdo. Read full review
The miscast (or misdirected) Hilary Swank's Jeanne takes so little pleasure in coquetry and manipulation. Read full review
Slipshod rather than sly. There's no fury to the movie, repressed or otherwise, which may be why when the Revolution arrives, it has all the impact of a guillotine with a deadly dull blade. Read full review
The storytelling is hopelessly compromised by the movie's decision to sympathize with Jeanne. We can admire someone for daring to do the audacious, or pity someone for recklessly doing something stupid, but when a character commits an act of stupid audacity, the admiration and pity cancel each other, and we are left only with the possibility of farce. Read full review
Plays like the cinematic equivalent of a paperback bodice- ripper with embossed type. Read full review
Larceny at its most labored. Read full review
It's hard to imagine how Shyer and script writer John Sweet could have brought this tale to the screen in a cruder, cornier or less interesting way. Read full review
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