"Kreutzer has her own style of revisionist feminist history, and aided by Krieps’s bold and brilliant turn, it’s riveting stuff."
— Anna Smith, Time Out
"Elevated by its brilliantly well-thought-out, anachronistic soundtrack, Corsage is an expertly crafted study in female rage against the establishment."
— Linda Marric, The Jewish Chronicle
"This astounding film reimagines the breakthrough moment of Elisabeth’s rebellion to reclaim herself and her agency... It’s both exhilarating and tragic."
— Thelma Adams, AARP Movies for Grownups
"A lilting, heartfelt exploration of family, memory and what it means to be alive. Kreutzer crafts an elegant portrait that grants this historical figure a new lease of agency and autonomy."
— Caitlin Quinlan, Little White Lies
"The sumptuous settings, elegiac tone, and Krieps' layered performance bring us into the world of this woman caught between the expectations of her culture and her own desires."
— Nell Minow, RogerEbert.com
"Director Marie Kreutzer, cinematographer Judith Kaufmann, production designer Martin Reiter and costume designer Monika Buttinger have created a very gorgeous, eye-catching and tragic epic."
— Dwight Brown, DwightBrownInk.com
"A brilliant Vicky Krieps performance, ample surprises and a series of playful anachronisms elevate Marie Kreutzer’s period drama about a 19th century Empress above the ordinary. That, and a fine soundtrack to boot."
— Lou Thomas, Empire
"Overall, Corsage shows a tantalizing way forward for the hopelessly staid biopic genre: honoring, provoking and upending with verve and humor as it liberates a complex woman from iconography’s deadening glamour."
— Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"[A] bold, visually striking and ingeniously anachronistic portrait of an empress in complicated rebellion. Making Elisabeth interestingly human proves more than enough, a feat that Kreutzer and Krieps accomplish to dazzling effect."
— Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"Full of odd glitches and deliberate flubs in period detail, the film feels like an invitation into a secret conspiracy to reach back through time and, with deft, irreverent 21st-century fingers, loosen the stays on Empress Elisabeth’s corsetry just a little."
— Jessica Kiang, Variety