Kings & Queen

User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 30
  2. Negative: 7 out of 30

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User Reviews

  1. claire
    Oct 24, 2005
    10
    Sublime acting. each scene was such a gem.
  2. Goran
    Oct 15, 2005
    10
    A unique, energetic, shape-shifting masterpiece - any time you think you're about to get a comfortable handle on it, it peels back a layer. For every second of its two and a half hours, it kept me glued to my seat (and it was a particularly exhausting day). The entire cast is wonderful (though Emmanuelle Devos is clearly rising to Goddess status now) and there's too many A unique, energetic, shape-shifting masterpiece - any time you think you're about to get a comfortable handle on it, it peels back a layer. For every second of its two and a half hours, it kept me glued to my seat (and it was a particularly exhausting day). The entire cast is wonderful (though Emmanuelle Devos is clearly rising to Goddess status now) and there's too many wonderfully imaginative scenes to name here - but I particularly loved the dream sequences, the dead father's revelation and the convenience store robbery. It's a bizarrely funny, profoundly moving, great great picture. Expand
  3. JamesD.
    Jun 4, 2005
    10
    Arnaud Desplechin is a very special director who shows a lot of respect for his audience. Worth even a second viewing and maybe a third, to soak all of this movie in.
  4. JohnF.
    May 27, 2005
    10
    This is one the best film I have seen this year: moving, complex and deeply enriching.
  5. ryanW.
    May 31, 2005
    10
    One of the best movies of the year.
  6. Ryan
    Jun 10, 2005
    10
    Best movie of the year, easily.
  7. AntonK.
    Aug 30, 2005
    10
    Fantastic, multi layered complex film. full of emotion. superb performances.
  8. JoeJ.
    Apr 25, 2006
    7
    A little too messy, and despite the devastating reversals, still too sentimental. I looked over Andrew O'Hehir's review after watching this, curious to see why someone could love it so much. It's clear the man is completely infatuated with the lead actress. "We bow to her superiority, yearn for her destruction and marvel at her resiliency..." ??? Well, Andy does, but not A little too messy, and despite the devastating reversals, still too sentimental. I looked over Andrew O'Hehir's review after watching this, curious to see why someone could love it so much. It's clear the man is completely infatuated with the lead actress. "We bow to her superiority, yearn for her destruction and marvel at her resiliency..." ??? Well, Andy does, but not me. I thought Mathieu Amalric's character was far more interesting - he starts out as an annoying, arrogant flake but matures a great deal throughout the picture. Not bad, but overrated. Expand

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 90
    Arnaud Desplechin's best movie to date.
  2. 70
    This movie, however incomplete and frustrating, is also fully alive and extraordinarily intelligent.
  3. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    80
    This enjoyable French pic welds together drama, melodrama and comedy.