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The Queen of Versailles


Rated PG for thematic elements and language.

PG In Theaters 07/20/2012 , 100min.
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Critic score based on 34 reviews

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June 19, 2013
I was actually horrified to see the animal neglect from this family. It's amazing the children are still alive! someone should have reported them for animal abuse. The shouldn't be allowed to have any animals.
August 24, 2012
Well Done, I realize when you start a doc you might know where the film should end but is the end? Would like to see chapter three or just the sequel with more to follow. Jack Klein from Boca Darling. Luaren, I am sure this was more fun then filming skinny high school girls with eating problems.
August 09, 2012
Minus stars - I thought it was disgusting, the wife could have played a cow. The husband ************ as she dragged the family farther down.
August 06, 2012
This movie is very interesting to see how the other half lives, but the ending was blah! I expected total life style reversal from riches to rags but they still got to live in a 20 million $ mansion and not the 80 million dollar one, boo effing hoo! They reduced house staff from 19 to 5 and laid off thousands of employees due to their greed for more money from hard working folks who bailed on
July 29, 2012
I loved this film... I hope we get to see how their story ends eventually.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Los Angeles Times
In Greenfield's canny and compassionate view, their post-collapse reality check is an emblem of consumerism as affliction, and surprisingly relatable. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Schadenfreude and disgust may be unavoidable, but to withhold all sympathy from the Siegels is to deny their humanity and shortchange your own. Marvel at the ornate frame, mock the vulgarity of the images if you want, but let's not kid ourselves. If this film is a portrait, it is also a mirror. Full Review
Andrew O'Hehir
Like a Theodore Dreiser novel for our time, infused with the vivid, vulgar spirit of reality TV. It often had the sold-out Eccles Center howling, but also has elements of profound tragedy and allegory. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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. Full Review

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