Brideshead Revisited Reviews

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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!
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.
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.
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 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 24, 2008
With all its failings, this is an intelligent, critical film about religious faith, and that in itself is a rare achievement.
October 24, 2008
The look and feel is just about right, and the dialogue and acting are enjoyably sharp. This new version of the classic deserves a fair hearing in its own right.
October 24, 2008
A timely update on a deserving classic.
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
Evelyn Waugh's greatest novel gets a respectable new film treatment from a team of Britain 's biggest names, although it will inevitably remain in the shadow of the 1981 TV series.
October 18, 2008
Thompson's work is especially dazzling because the mean, sanctimonious character is so clearly alien to the actress.
October 13, 2008
This glorified soap opera, filled with a higher caste of desperate souls, makes Brideshead worth the revisit.
October 3, 2008
For the most part, this is an enjoyable, well made and superbly acted drama, though it drags towards the end and doesn't quite pull off its emotional climax.
October 3, 2008
In the end, however, this is a film which though less ambitious than Atonement is very much the equal of The Duchess. Its weakness is the same as that of the latter: it has no guiding hand prepared to take risks and make it distinctive.
October 3, 2008
This isn't the truffle box of Brit thesps you'd imagine; instead, the main star is Andrew Davies's nuanced, if awkwardly paced script.
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