100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
An indelible portrait of an American family at its most blithely macabre.
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100

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
The Queen of Versailles turns out to be a portrait -- appalling, absorbing and improbably affecting -- of how, even within a system seemingly designed to ensure that the rich get richer, sometimes the rich get poorer.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A succulently entertaining movie that invites you to splash around in the dreams and follies of folks so rich they're the 1 percent of the 1 percent. It's like a champagne bath laced with arsenic.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The Queen of Versailles combines the voyeuristic thrills of reality TV with the soul-revealing artistry of great portraiture and the head-shaking revelations of solid investigative reporting.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Queen of Versailles is still worthwhile, not because it questions all-American entitlement but because it prompts us to think hard about what, exactly, we believe we're entitled to.
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85

NPR

By Scott Tobias
Greenfield's refusal to pass judgment on the Siegels lends her subjects and their marriage unexpected complexity and depth - especially Jackie, a true force of nature.
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85

Movieline

There's a certain type of painful honesty that shines through in both their interviews toward the end and, particularly, in those with the staff.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This is certainly an apt time to make a crowd-pleasing movie about rich villains, but Greenfield is not an exploiter - she's an artist.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The point of the film is not to scorn or mock the Siegels, despite their excesses. They embody the quintessentially American urge to live beyond one's means. Their saga is simply the story of a nation's materialism writ large.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
The Queen of Versailles will prompt loathing not only among the so-called 99 Percent, but among those in the top 1 percent who would like someone more sane to represent them on camera.
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80 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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