The Princess of Montpensier Synopsis
When war breaks out, Marie de Mezières endures the sexual and political intrigues of court.
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Washington Post

At times, "Princess" resembles a widescreen Hollywood western, with exhilarating Steadicam shots of horsemen galloping across broad plains...
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88

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
There is a great and perhaps unique French cinematic tradition of braiding together love and manners and the past. Think of "Children of...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
He is one of the most prolific and generous of directors, and there is no word that summarizes a "Tavernier film," except, usually,...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
One of the finest costume dramas in a long while.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The cast and crew render every detail so exquisitely that there's almost too much to take in at once. Repeat viewings will be required.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
Swords cross, blood spurts and bosoms heave in The Princess of Montpensier, French director Bertrand Tavernier's thoroughly ravishing drama.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It is all thoroughly entertaining and even, at times, gripping.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Viewers unfamiliar with the politics of the era might feel lost as the plot unfolds, and the 139-minute running time might be a bit much....
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75

NPR

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Using de Chabannes as the film's conscience and moral fulcrum, Tavernier - just as he did in his 1996 film "Captain Conan" - exposes the...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Tavernier pulls all this off with elegance and style; his battle scenes are tough and bloody, his châteaus grand.
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Finally a great French movie!

By veroniquejmj
Finally a all public type french movie has come out in the States compared to the ones we are used to see on the US market. A great period story with a great cast of some of the new generation of...

Luscious!

By BoNitaWertez
Absolutely luscious & full-bodied! This exquisite film should not be missed. Gorgeous scenery, splendid costumes and superior acting by a captivating ensemble. Wealthy & privileged youth try to...