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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    With lyrical intelligence and scrappy wit, Coppola creates a luscious world to get lost in. It's a pleasure. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Coppola has no trouble convincing viewers that Marie Antoinette is an interesting historical subject, but there's a big distance between that and creating a fascinating personality or fashioning a compelling narrative. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    With its ho-hum performances, muddled point of view, inert plot and pedestrian writing, all that's left to appreciate are the sumptuous costumes, elaborate hairstyles and rococo production design, which are not enough to sustain any movie, even one set in the gilded splendor of Versailles. show more

  • 50
    Wall Street Journal

    Viewed through a contemporary lens and set mostly to a score of '80s pop tunes, this highly stylized, self-conscious enterprise -- really, a music video -- posits the misunderstood and vilified Marie, née Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, as a figure in the mold of Diana, Princess of Wales. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A gorgeous confection, packed with gargantuan gowns and pornographic displays of pastrystuffs, Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette is also a sharp, smart look at the isolation, ennui and supercilious affairs of the rich, famous and famously pampered. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Coppola won't win any Oscars, but the movie is a contender for cinematography, costumes and production design, and it's a lock for Prettiest Pastries. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    In the revisionist Marie Antoinette, writer-director Sofia Coppola and actress Kirsten Dunst take a remote and no doubt misunderstood historical figure, the controversial and often despised Queen of France at the time of the French Revolution, and brings her into sharp focus as a living, breathing human being with flaws, foibles, passions, intelligence and warm affections. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Kristen Dunst is pitch-perfect in the title role. show more

  • 88
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Coppola works in weird ways, but the real Versailles was so much weirder. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    It's true that this sugarcoated romp doesn't take itself, or its source material, particularly seriously, but if you're confident your grasp of European history can withstand the assault of two hours of bubbly entertainment, Marie Antoinette guarantees you a good time. show more

  • August 07, 2012 bernie
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