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      Queen Margot

      R Released Dec 16, 1994 2h 23m History Drama List
      82% Tomatometer 34 Reviews 88% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings Margot (Isabelle Adjani) is one of several in line to inherit the crown in France, where Roman Catholics and Protestants are jockeying for power. Margot's mother, Catherine de Medici (Virna Lisi), is intent on seeing her son take the throne once the reign of King Charles IX (Jean-Hugues Anglade) ends. After being married to a man she doesn't love and starting a tryst with one she does, Margot contends with her mother's at-all-costs plan to control the political fate of the volatile country. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Rent Now

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      David Ansen Newsweek It's Romeo and Juliet knee-deep in carnage, staged with Jacobean fury, lurid sensuality and high style by the recklessly gifted Chereau. Feb 21, 2018 Full Review Scott Tobias The Dissolve That's a lot of plot-and plotting-to sort out, and while Chreau and co-writer Danile Thompson occasionally fail to explicate it clearly, the center of the film holds strong. Rated: 4/5 Aug 26, 2014 Full Review Robert Abele Los Angeles Times A model of heaving, combustible history, in which period lavishness and performance energy aren't mutually exclusive. May 15, 2014 Full Review Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot If you like historical costume pieces, this is your ticket. Be warned, though, that the level of violence is high. Rated: 3/4 Mar 2, 2022 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com An elegant costume drama with significant historical context reconstructed as a soap opera of sexual conquests hidden by the veneer of warring religious regimes, Queen Margot is scintillating cinema. Rated: 3.5/5 Nov 3, 2020 Full Review Quentin Curtis Independent on Sunday The achievement of Chereau's film is to reveal the people, in all their squalor and occasional grace, behind the myth of royalty -- that, and to make two-and-a-half hours zip by. Dec 12, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Absolutely brilliant film I've watched three times and sincerely hope I have a copy on DVD or Blu-Ray (which might have been lost). Fascinating period in French history and the battles political, familial, vital and sexual between the Catholics and Huguenots. This is a film that is soooo rich both in history and visuals, it has to be one of the great films of all time. Yes, if you like a bit of titilation without verging on the pornagraphic, it's pretty hot, in the nicest of ways too. My two French favourite actors, to date, are Isabelle Adjani and Daniel Auteuil. Hats off also to Jean-Hugues Anglade, Nikita's boyfriend in La Femme Nikita. Time runs out today for more reviews but Daniel Auteuil is also a much watch in Manon des Sources and Jean de Florette. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Epic in scope with actors in period costumes in an ass consuming soap-operaish drama of sex, intrigue, back-stabbing and front-stabbing action. Adjani is epic in navigating her survival (however futile) Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Sex movies stained with sex. Europe in the Middle Ages is the most lustful kinky sex kingdom. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member I just wrote the 2nd review & a bit of myself, didn't you read it, please acknowledge jerry messier Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member wonderful film, adaptation and dramatisation of one of the bloodiest pages of French history. Every single speaking actor justifies his/her casting. From the ever stunning Isabelle Adjani to Virna Lisi and Asia Argento, and particularly Jean Hugues Anglade in the role of the (sick) King. Five stars! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member first of all this movie is long. 2 hours and 30 minutes, second it is in french with english subtitles then thr plot is so twisted you have to pay extra attention to it all. margot's brothers are trying to become kings so betqeen them trying to poison one another the elder king decides to marry his only daughter Margot to a non Catholic king for liason. well it does not go well, margot falls in love with a peasant and all hell breaks through. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Margot (Isabelle Adjani) is one of several in line to inherit the crown in France, where Roman Catholics and Protestants are jockeying for power. Margot's mother, Catherine de Medici (Virna Lisi), is intent on seeing her son take the throne once the reign of King Charles IX (Jean-Hugues Anglade) ends. After being married to a man she doesn't love and starting a tryst with one she does, Margot contends with her mother's at-all-costs plan to control the political fate of the volatile country.
      Director
      Patrice Chéreau
      Producer
      Claude Berri
      Screenwriter
      Alexandre Dumas, Danièle Thompson, Patrice Chéreau
      Distributor
      Miramax Films
      Production Co
      Miramax
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 16, 1994, Original
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      May 9, 2014
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $11.3K
      Runtime
      2h 23m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Stereo
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