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Farewell, My Queen(Les adieux à la reine)

A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and Sidonie Laborde, the young female servant who reads aloud to her, on the eve of the French Revolution. After the storming of the Bastille, the Queen’s life of extraordinary luxury and decadence at the Palace of Versailles begins to collapse as the monarchy teeters on the edge of disaster.
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The Hollywood Reporter by

Historical drama set in the early days of the French revolution is intelligent Euro eye candy at its most lavish.
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Slant Magazine by Jesse Cataldo

Control is the operative element in Benoît Jacquot's work, with the main caveat being that when someone has it, someone else does not.
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Variety by Justin Chang

A well-observed but emotionally muted costume drama that might well have been titled "My Week With Marie Antoinette."
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Time Out by Keith Uhlich

Once the rote plot takes over - the tension brought on by the film's you-are-there verisimilitude quickly devolves into soapily overwrought theatrics.
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The A.V. Club by Scott Tobias

Working from Chantal Thomas' novel, Jacquot doesn't entirely scrape the gloss off this love triangle, which plays neither as a florid bodice-ripper nor as emotionally complex as it might have been. It stays on the surface, but at least that surface is gorgeous.
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Movieline by Stephanie Zacharek

The picture coasts along quite nicely on the strength of its contemplative sensuality, its macaron colors, and the exquisite beauty of its three chief actresses, Léa Seydoux, Virginie Ledoyen and Diane Kruger. Oh, and there's nudity in it too, not to mention lesbian undertones – or are they overtones?

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