Brideshead Revisited Reviews

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January 27, 2020
Brideshead derives no small measure of entertainment from its portrait of the British class hierarchy and Charles' aspirations to a higher class standing.
November 7, 2019
Let the Oscar race begin. Sweeping, epic, sumptuous, period perfect, decadent, religious, familial. BRIDESHEAD REVISITED is the Best Picture to beat this year!
July 6, 2019
A lot of pretty faces in pretty costumes making each other, and the audience, completely miserable.
December 13, 2018
Director Julian Jarrold... has made a beautiful film that marvelously captures the heady atmosphere of the novel and coaxed compelling performances from his three young leads.
October 11, 2018
Director Julian Jarrold and screenwriters Andrew Davies and Jeremy Brock seem to have no idea how to interpret their source material.
August 29, 2018
This Brideshead is less a dramatization than what you might call a melodramatization.
August 24, 2017
It's easy to overstate the varied accomplishments here because of how badly it might have gone. That it landed somewhere between adequate and excellent is satisfying enough.
August 21, 2017
Unfortunately, the film doesn't linger at Oxford for long, and the remaining point on the love triangle-Sebastian's sister, Julia-is always present, but only fleetingly interesting.
November 24, 2011
August 14, 2009
A bleak and often befuddling 2-hour-15-minute disappointment.
May 13, 2009
April 4, 2009
slow and beautiful, rather than intense, dramatic and insightful
March 5, 2009
it still has the high-class dramatic feel you'd expect from something you would have watched on PBS twenty years ago
January 25, 2009
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.
January 7, 2009
Certainly passable, but less than spectacular, Brideshead Revisited is an authentic and decent adaptation of a well-known novel, but nothing more.
November 9, 2008
The events in the film felt rushed and overly obvious, as if Harry Potter's adopted parents dressed him in an "Ask me about wizardry" t-shirt before Hagrid ever turned up.
October 31, 2008
Those with warm memories of the BBC television serial in the 1980s will find much in this Brideshead to enjoy.
October 31, 2008
Even if the material is familiar, even if it has been done well before, there is room in a great book for a new interpretation.
October 29, 2008
It's as if Waugh's story has been filtered through the spiritual blindness of young Charles. The movie sees, but it doesn't understand.
October 24, 2008
With all its failings, this is an intelligent, critical film about religious faith, and that in itself is a rare achievement.
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