Gosford Park Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Wonderful British whodunit with some sexual content.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Todd McCarthy
July 6, 2010
Taking advantage of a splendid cast, a sharply focused script and the fresh English setting, "Gosford Park" emerges as one of the most satisfying of Robert Altman's numerous ensemble pictures.
Emanuel Levy
August 11, 2006
Contents and style converge smoothly and seductively in Altman's luxuriant period drama that applies Agatha Christie murder-mystery format to a rigorous anatomy of British class structure in the 1930s, with all the who's who in U.K. in the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Tom Charity
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Altman's unexpected venture into Agatha Christie territory works a treat.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
It's lovely to see that Altman, now in his 70s, still has an acid bite that would sting filmmakers half his age.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
Altman juggles about thirty different characters, moving them from the upper-class upstairs to the servants' quarters... and he does so without losing the audience.
| Original Score: A+
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
Pret-a-Porter and Dr. T. & and the Women, tarnished his '90s comeback, but the ornery Altman is back in top form here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brandon Judell
Gay.com UK
May 8, 2003
please don't raise an eyebrow when you hear such lines as, "Desperate for a ***?" or "Too many fags. They'll be the death of me." The locale here is English society. The date: November 1932. And the "fags" that are being chatted about are puffed on, so pl
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
March 4, 2003
Altman takes you from one delicious subplot to another, serving up mirth and misery in equal measure and exploring the gulf between the lives of those above and below stairs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
An intruguing commentary on the separation of the classes that will bring back memories of The Remains Of The Day.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003
An interesting ensemble mystery.
| Original Score: 3/4
Tim Merrill
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Blends The Rules of the Game, Upstairs Downstairs and Ten Little Indians into a rich feast that will have adult filmgoers licking their chops.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2002
The most leaden and uninteresting threads of the film's first half become the most important elements in the murder mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
September 13, 2002
An ambitious-but-off-kilter film that desperately searches for but never finds its mark.
| Original Score: 2/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
It bored me so much that I wasn't able to watch it straight through; it took me four attempts to get to the closing credits.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 29, 2002
Robert Altman expertly depicts pre-WWII British class struggle...There's no better portrait of hierarchical doom.
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
August 22, 2002
Altman invites an artistic conundrum: Should a movie be considered great if it only fits together after repeated viewings?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 26, 2002
...the plot seems little more than an excuse to explore textures and generate atmosphere ... to present us with a microcosm of society worthy of Trollope.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
A scintillating comedy-drama and one of [Altman's] most richly moving and entertaining pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
July 13, 2002
Hopefully, we can find ourselves just as intelligent as the characters and filmmakers. These are the type of films that remind us what great storytelling is.
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