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The Conquest Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    62

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 60

    out of 100

    Variety

    Picture takes genre helmer Xavier Durringer ("Chok-Dee") back to his theater roots, with most of the narrative mayhem and laughs coming from the picture's sharp dialogue and strong work by seasoned thesps, who just manage to avoid caricature.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    An amusing yet lightweight political farce.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice Melissa Anderson

    Aided by an excellent ensemble cast, director Xavier Durringer and his co-scripter, Patrick Rotman, don't refrain from showing this truly repellent side of Sarko during his rise from minister of justice in 2002 to the highest elected office.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The result at times approaches screwball comedy. But no, this isn't deliberate comedy. It's essentially realistic. It's simply that the real lives of these figures are funny.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    A smart, involving and strikingly adult drama about Sarkozy's rise to power.

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