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The Queen of Versailles Review

  • Release Date: Jul 20, 2012
  • Rated: Language and Thematic Elements
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 40 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Lauren Greenfield

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

  • 4.0
    80

    out of 100

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

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly 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 1 percent. It's like a champagne bath laced with arsenic.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    An indelible portrait of an American family at its most blithely macabre.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter 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 someone more sane to represent them on camera.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today 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 beyond one's means. Their saga is simply the story of a nation's materialism writ large.

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