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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
This sob story is a tough sell.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
Rife with wrong people in major jobs, which leads to a movie that lacks the requisite verve to make to it sparkle.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie has almost enough corny appeal to offset its lack of originality, though, and Walken is fun as Cagliostro, the court's great...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The miscast (or misdirected) Hilary Swank's Jeanne takes so little pleasure in coquetry and manipulation.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The storytelling is hopelessly compromised by the movie's decision to sympathize with Jeanne. We can admire someone for daring to do the...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Plays like the cinematic equivalent of a paperback bodice- ripper with embossed type.
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38

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Larceny at its most labored.
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25

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
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...
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Rated R | For some sexuality