• Released
  • July 20, 2012
  • PG , 1 hr 40 min
  • Documentary
  • 41 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: The 2008 economic crisis strikes a Florida billionaire couple as they build a palatial estate.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rated PG | For Language and Thematic Elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Rich family faces financial crisis in teen-friendly docu.
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