“Quintessential … Max Ophüls is the auteurist’s auteur.” – J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

“Is there any reason to miss Max Ophüls’s The Earrings of Madame de…? … The only suitable excuse, aside from death, would be to have mislaid a pair of earrings.” – Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

“Expresses the ardor of love within a fluid framework of exquisite technique … an unparalleled brand of romantic realism.” – Nicolas Rapold, The New York Sun

"Max Ophüls excelled in creating the most heart-wrenching dramas wrapped up in the most glittery of surfaces. The Earrings of Madame de… could rate as one of the best of all time."   – Melissa Anderson, Time Out New York

“Masterpiece … a meticulous skewering of French high society.” – John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press

“A cinematic gem … loaded with unforgettable images.” – Adam Bernstein, The Washington Post

"Four stars ... Ophüls's skill for creating glittering surfaces, and then plunging to the emotional core beneath them, is on full display." - Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune