• Released
  • November 11, 2011
  • NR , 1 hr 45 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
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The Conquest Synopsis
Filmmaker Xavier Durringer shows French President Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
A smart, involving and strikingly adult drama about Sarkozy's rise to power.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The result at times approaches screwball comedy. But no, this isn't deliberate comedy. It's essentially realistic. It's simply that the...
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70

Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
Aided by an excellent ensemble cast, director Xavier Durringer and his co-scripter, Patrick Rotman, don't refrain from showing this truly...
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63

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Even as it takes pleasure in imagining the wheeling and dealing that politicos make when no one is looking, it never offers as much insight...
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
A drama about the dirty business of gaining power, it needs bared fangs - and more bite.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

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An amusing yet lightweight political farce.
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60

Variety

Picture takes genre helmer Xavier Durringer ("Chok-Dee") back to his theater roots, with most of the narrative mayhem and laughs coming from...
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The film opens with a disclaimer: "Although based on real events and people, this is a work of fiction." There should be another warning:...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The film is a vehement drama and a fitfully amusing snark fest set to Nicola Piovani's jaunty circus music. It winds up only...
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50

Washington Post

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Where the film might have found its greater meaning is in the interplay between Sarkozy's public and private lives - an especially fertile...
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Rated NR