Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Reviews

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January 14, 2020
If you're considering coming in cold, you're probably better off binging on the '90s heyday of the show instead, but if AbFab's already on your list of not-so-guilty pleasures, you'll find a lot to like.
November 9, 2018
Well, Britain's bombastic booze-loving fashion figureheads are back for some familiar naughty fun and frolicking, so committed "AbFab" fans can rejoice...off-kilter and shrewdly amusing
August 22, 2018
Pacing is extremely uneven, which perhaps was intentional because it works so well with the long established schtick. If it feels like a strand of sloppy skits, it's supposed to, my dear -- that's part of its charm.
February 7, 2018
Fortunately for us, laughing from the sidelines, even decades of trouble-and a couple of international incidents-can't dim Eddy's and Patsy's voracious lust for life.
October 16, 2017
It's really only for the Ab Fab loyal, but if you're a sweetie darling, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is a satisfying trip back into Patsy and Edina's self-obsessed world.
September 26, 2017
[It] features wall-to-wall cameos from designers and supermodels past and present. Which isn't to say you have to be au courant to get all the jokes.
September 15, 2017
They may not be at their most fabulous, but they're still good value.
August 28, 2017
One does not have to have a long history with Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone to enjoy the film version of this friendship, a folie à deux.
January 3, 2017
Although the film isn't completely able to avoid the pitfalls of adaptation... Ab Fab: The Movie is, for the most part, a thoroughly entertaining showcase for some of Britain's funniest women.
January 2, 2017
Since the plot is thinner than any of the many supermodels draped around it, give thanks for Joanna Lumley's coke-snorting, gold-digging Patsy, whose heartless antics and peerless comic timing keep it all aloft.
November 15, 2016
Sure, the movie is jam-packed with celebrity cameos and shoutouts to the original TV series, but it's the friendship between Edina and Patsy that shines the brightest in this movie.
November 15, 2016
Thankfully, Saunders can still write acidic barbs, and she and director Mandie Fletcher, who has helmed the most recent versions of the series, come up with a seemingly endless series of entertaining cameos featuring real-life fashion titans.
October 14, 2016
This 90-minute spree probably won't be marching up the red carpet on Oscars night. But it's light, frothy and fun, just like the ladies' beverage of choice - Bollinger darling!
September 19, 2016
Writer and star Jennifer Saunders has kept all the elements of the show the same, and that's a good thing, as the original worked perfectly.
September 9, 2016
The zeitgeist is likely indifferent to 'Ab Fab' at this point, but the film's edgy, zany enthusiasm makes up for its lack of freshness.
September 1, 2016
Will leave fans feeling like they've had some fun with old friends - just maybe not quite as much fun as they used to have.
August 19, 2016
The new film is more of a mini new season than a supersized "movie" as the title promises but who wouldn't want another season?
August 16, 2016
Catching up with Patsy and Edina provides a weirdly comforting sense of permanence. The world keeps turning, and they keep on running in a desperate attempt to catch up.
August 12, 2016
I think the film is best viewed as a victory lap. And why not? It's a very well deserved one.
August 10, 2016
There's no point in trying to tone down the show's outrageousness for the big screen - outrageousness is the point - and no one has tried.
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