A documentary focusing on the controversial political career of Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines whose behind-the-scenes influence of her husband Ferdinand's presidency rocketed her to the global political stage.
Those who stick with The Kingmaker will find themselves duly rewarded by what ultimately proves to be an insightful, important, and very timely documentary.| Read in full: The Kingmaker movie review We Love Cinema
The former first lady of the Philippines is revealed as a monstrous, loathsome, absurdly queenly figure in Lauren Greenfield’s superb documentary.The Guardian
The Kingmaker clarifies the harrowing situation facing the future of the Philippines, but more than that, it’s a warning sign for the entire world.IndieWire
It’s a documentary that starts as a nonfiction portrait and ends as a horror movie.Rolling Stone
Lauren Greenfield proves the perfect person to infiltrate Imelda Marcos’ psyche, revealing the former Filipino first lady's delusions of grandeur to the broader world.Variety