Brideshead Revisited (2008)
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as Charles Ryder
as Sebastian Flyte
as Lady Marchmain
as Julia Flyte
as Lord Marchmain
as Bridey Flyte
as Cordelia Flyte
as Mr. Edward Ryder
as Rex Mottram
as Anthony Blanche
as ship's barber
as Cousin Jasper
as Celia Ryder
as Lady guest
as English lord
as American professor
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Critic Reviews for Brideshead Revisited
it still has the high-class dramatic feel you'd expect from something you would have watched on PBS twenty years ago
Occasionally interesting, always beautiful and regularly tedious, the film attempts to capture a time and a feeling yet it ultimately fails to provide the depth needed to make it wholly successful.
Certainly passable, but less than spectacular, Brideshead Revisited is an authentic and decent adaptation of a well-known novel, but nothing more.
Audience Reviews for Brideshead Revisited
An interesting yet certainly not memorable drama with some very fine performances and a strong story about family, religion and faith in the context of the decadence of British aristocracy prior to WWII, and it may leave you thinking about it long after the film is over.
Dull, slow moving but visually beautiful. Uncharismatic leads are blown off the screen whenever Emma Thompson is on, displaying her range by playing a markedly different character than usual and as always doing it masterfully. Once she's gone from the scene its just pretty pictures with people you neither really like or care about.
Gruesome Hatchet Job of My Favourite Novel. "Utterly Macarbe".
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