Downton Abbey Reviews

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September 17, 2019
Rarely do I get to have such fun with a film, and I am going to relish in it. It's an event worthy of the Queen.
September 16, 2019
I do recommend Downton Abbey to fellow fans of the series. But it might be best enjoyed not in a theater, but in the same way we watched the show: Streamed at home, where we're free to gleefully repeat our favorite lines in questionable British accents.
September 16, 2019
It may be a shameless crowd-pleaser from start to finish, but Fellowes is also quietly continuing his exploration of the enduring fragility of the class system.
September 16, 2019
I, too, got swept up in this Disney-movie fantasia of benevolent, gracious aristocrats and their plucky servants all working together to... serve dinner to the king. Downton does that to you.
September 16, 2019
A wallow in the lavish living and moral certainties of Downton's shiny imagined past, Fellowes and Engler's film creates a vision of a politically and socially secure Great Britain that has rarely seemed further out of reach.
September 16, 2019
From the first magical notes of the Downton Abbey theme to the brilliant final scenes, Engler and Fellowes do this amazingly talented ensemble justice.
September 16, 2019
If this is to be a final farewell - and there seems no reason why it should be - then it's certainly a good one.
September 16, 2019
It is in the end a reassurance machine, showing us that a clear-cut class system can only be even more treasured by those at the bottom than those at the top.
September 16, 2019
Indeed, kinks are ironed out so quickly that a cynic might suggest this script was originally planned for TV, around its ad breaks.
September 15, 2019
The big-screen version of Downton Abbey is still engaging, well-dressed comfort food. It just doesn't quite feel like a full meal.
September 15, 2019
This movie is the perfect end to Downton - everyone gets their moment, and all of their stories wrap up in a way that I loved. Of course I would love it if they did another one, but I'm also happy if this is the last thing we ever get.
September 15, 2019
It's lighthearted stuff and mostly benign too, save its unashamedly effusive stance on the monarchy.
September 15, 2019
The film serves its fanbase extremely well, sprinkling the soiree with breezy performances and crowd-pleasing humour...it's predictably pleasant, contains no surprises and leaves you with a sizeable smile.
September 14, 2019
Welcome to Downton Abbey: The Movie, or 10 b-stories hung on an event.
September 14, 2019
My take on the reason for this big budget, big scale revisit to the now-famous abbey and its denizens is two fold - to give the fans a grand closing to the Granville family story and to make money, which it very likely will.
September 14, 2019
Sumptuous to look at, unwittingly honest about the society it promotes, if you loved the TV series this is a pleasant if lengthy diversion. If you're a republican (the British not the American kind) you may find yourself snorting popcorn out of your nose.
September 14, 2019
I come to Downton for the people, the stories, the laughs, and the clothes. None of those things disappointed.
September 14, 2019
It's a comedic/dramatic charmer with nice playing, snappy dialogue and noble intentions amid standard clunkiness, too many subplots and much extreme Englishness... untouchable delight for fans...
September 14, 2019
Downton Abbey, a delicate, pastry will satisfy your taste buds yet may leave you unfulfilled.
September 13, 2019
Superbly filmed, shrewdly written and simply beautiful to look at, this welcome return to Downtown Abbey is as good a work of light entertainment as will be released this year.
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