The Queen of Versailles 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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The Queen of Versailles

By malibran
This Documentary had me totally agape ! The story is nearly too amazing to imagine even in our time of excess and lack of scruples and morality . It is apt that this family wanted to imitate the...

Entertaining and Interesting

By CarinaCarina
An interesting and entertaining look at wealth in America and the American Dream. Jackie Siegel, although living in a world of crazy wealth and consumption, is strangely relatable. Her husband, David...

You want to hate them but you can't

By Scrippy
I was prepared to feel contempt for these people but they are so human and flawed that you can't help but feel sorry for them - not for their loss of weath and power, but for all they lack - love,...

Oh, the cleavage!

By everyweek60706
I was hoping for more house and more about the house, but there was little and it wasn't very interesting. The story ends up being essentially a reality show focused on the lady of the house,...

THE TRUE TALE OF JACKIE AND DAVID SIEGEL, THE ULTIMATE, EXCESSIVE SPENDERS FELLED BY THE FINANCIAL COLLAPSE OF 2008. A WOEFUL STORY OF THEIR EMPTY, HALF COMPLETEDED 90,000 SQUARE FOOT PALACE.

By Peneflix
A friend of mine states "money does not care who owns it"; Jackie Siegel ("Queen") and husband David Siegel, ("King") reign over the mammoth time-share company, Westgate Resorts. They are the subjects...

Queen of Versailles...been there, done that

By Baby Boomer
It was depressing...know a lot of people like this. Interesting but not worth viewing in my opinion....

The Queen of Versailles

By hurriphin
Funny, odd, and, embarrassing. Dysfunction in a wealthy way....

The Queen of Versailles

By Charles Berky
A TV Reality Show on the big screen. TERRIBLE on both TV and at the movies....

long

By drcaller
i knew what to expect but it was a little too long......

Do rich people really live like that?

By rjbyrne
I can understand the riches to rags portionof the movie - i happens in an up and down economy. I can't understand letting the dogs crap on the floor or allowing a beautiful house look like a trash...

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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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