Downton Abbey Reviews

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September 27, 2019
The film takes a simple premise and executes it well enough, providing one last hurrah for those dazzled by the beloved show.
September 26, 2019
Director Michael Engler and writer Julian Fellowes have done extensive work on the series, yet they don't have much experience with movies, and it shows in the plodding pace and lack of character development.
September 26, 2019
The new Downton Abbey movie is an astonishingly effective piece of work, one that hits all the notes that made the TV show so successful and then adds a couple of new ones.
September 26, 2019
A love letter to its fans, Julian Fellowes' film delivers everything that could have been expected from this reunion, from an impeccable Dame Maggie Smith stealing all the best lines to the usual tussle between tradition and change.
September 26, 2019
This is the stuff of fairy tales. Downton the manor will continue and, for better or worse, it looks like the franchise will, too.
September 26, 2019
A stagey, small-screen serial drama that's been slapped in movie theaters to appease the most faithful of its fans, yet generic enough for the uninitiated to follow along.
September 26, 2019
Director Michael Engler deftly handles Julian Fellowes' script, and the pacing was rather brisk, yet the ups-and-downs in engaging storytelling and appealing characters leave much to be desired.
September 25, 2019
The darker complexities of all their relationships can only be hinted at here, but at least Fellowes and company provide two hours of easy entertainment, with plenty to look at along the way.
September 25, 2019
For all intents and purposes, [Downton Abbey] is The Force Awakens for the NPR set, and it's a fantastic thing.
September 24, 2019
Because this is always what Downton was, love it or lump it. And so it is what Downton still is. Continuation. Repetition. Encapsulation.
September 24, 2019
While the sense of closure brings a bittersweet lull to the narrative, the sense of love and joy behind the film makes this a must see for anyone who was ever a fan of the period series.
September 24, 2019
Downton Abbey delivers what it's supposed to, a dated escapism that is so detached from our modern-day issues that you can just obliviously enjoy it.
September 24, 2019
Sequel to the TV series in which the beloved characters face new challenges and discover new joys.
September 24, 2019
The movie continues the show's inexplicable ability to be charmingly idiotically entertaining despite the writing, the plot, the setting, the anachronisms, and literally everything about it except for the acting.
September 24, 2019
Downton Abbey is a very silly movie, but you know what? It's gorgeous to look at and genuinely funny.
September 23, 2019
The lavish interiors, and the costumes are even more beautiful on the cinema screen.
September 23, 2019
Between the happily ever afters, the heading towards happily ever afters, and the willingness to try for happily ever afters, there's not much left to do by the end of the film but have a ball. It is, after all, what we came for.
September 23, 2019
Downton Abbey: The Movie feels like a nice, warm chamomile bubble bath with a cup of fresh tea.
September 23, 2019
Its adoration of the One Percent and its refusal to look deeply into any single plot thread make it a little tedious and a little repetitive for any casual fans.
September 23, 2019
In a world of vulgar, populist leaders with funny hair, one can understand the appeal of this vision of an orderly, hierarchical society ruled over by civilised beings - but it feels like a sales pitch on behalf of traditions that now lie in ruins.
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