Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Reviews

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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.
August 12, 2016
I think the film is best viewed as a victory lap. And why not? It's a very well deserved one.
July 26, 2016
I won't spoil the movie's ending, but its twist is surprisingly gratifying.
July 22, 2016
Is it too much? You bet. But Saunders and Lumley are all about keeping the party going. So grab your Bolly, darlings, and party on.
July 22, 2016
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, while amusing in spots, too often plays like a moderately decent TV-reunion show that's diminished by its attempt to be a theatrical feature.
July 22, 2016
Whether joking about the shallowness of the fashion industry or veering to an inverted riff on Some Like It Hot, you can never say this romp doesn't go for it.
July 22, 2016
Finding deep meaning and satisfaction from this story will be difficult, but if it's style over substance you're after, then you'll revel in the comedic chic.
July 22, 2016
It's such great fun to watch these incredible comedians inhabit these characters once more.
July 21, 2016
Thanks to Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Zoolander 2 is no longer 2016's most disappointing fashion-industry comedy comeback.
Top Critic
July 21, 2016
This ungainly, catch-as-catch-can feature isn't a comfortable expansion of the series, but there's a brightness and spontaneity to it that forgives its many lapses ...
July 21, 2016
It is at times very funny and its unwillingness to pull punches (which, it must be noted, doesn't always work) is bracing.
July 21, 2016
Like so many small-screen-to-big-screen efforts, "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" isn't really a movie, just a stretched-out TV episode with a parade of cameos and boatloads of Champagne.
July 21, 2016
It's not for all tastes. But it is very much for certain tastes: the over the top, acid-tongued, camptastic sort.
July 21, 2016
Like the BBC sitcom that inspired it, "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" is a raucously funny, often endearing, subversively feminist, bloody good time.
July 21, 2016
Saunders, Lumley, and director Mandie Fletcher deftly lampoon vaping, mindfulness, and the trendiness of gender fluidity.
July 21, 2016
"Absolutely Fabulous" becomes tiresome, even if you really like Saunders and Lumley, and even if you sometimes find yourself smiling in advance, as if willing the jokes to be funny.
July 21, 2016
The jokes about washed-up, worn-out social climbers and boozehounds feel a decade or so out of date, and I found Eddy's self-loathing streak to be wanly pathetic, as opposed to touchingly sardonic.
July 21, 2016
Within the first few minutes, Edina and Patsy have tripped, fumbled or flailed a half dozen times. It's tiresome, but not nearly as painful as the seemingly endless cameos.
July 21, 2016
A happily self-conscious feature-length goof.
July 21, 2016
Now that bad girls are in greater supply, Edina and Patsy aren't the novelty they once were, but they're still a giant embarrassment, and thank God for that.
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