Downton Abbey Reviews

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October 25, 2019
What, you may ask, distinguishes "Downton Abbey" on the big screen from its smaller kin? Well, the movie is twice as long...
October 22, 2019
This is a delight for fans of the drama series set in the world of the British aristocracy.
September 22, 2019
For period junkies, it's as rousing as "John Wick" is for action fans. Given the material, a rowdy cheer seems inappropriate, so a polite round of applause will do.
September 22, 2019
While Downton Abbey will undoubtedly please fans of the series more than it will newcomers to the material, this movie is nevertheless a great deal of breezy fun.
September 21, 2019
The strengths of the series are the strengths of the film. It looks great. It sounds great. If it could, it certainly would smell great (like rain, Earl Grey, green grass, and freshly baked bread.)
September 21, 2019
Serves a fond nostalgia for the British monarchy in the same way that Gone With the Wind served the Old South.
September 20, 2019
A warm if somewhat flat trip back in time that approximates the feel of the show's Christmas specials, only over-sized, and as cozy as a seat by the manor's fire.
September 20, 2019
With a two-hour running time, Downton Abbey can indulge itself in some of the more delicious aspects of its six-season run.
September 20, 2019
"In "Downton Abbey", series creator Julian Fellowes, as sole writer and co-producer, gracefully recreates the sweet and savory, upstairs-downstairs charms."
September 20, 2019
The genuine charm of the cast will continue to disarm those who can't entirely erase thoughts of guillotines and tumbrils.
September 20, 2019
Every element you expect to see, you see. The movie knows what it is and is on top of its game. Everything is just so.
September 20, 2019
A soufflé is a light and airy confection of unvaryingly smooth consistency, and so is director Michael Engler's movie...everything whipped into a perfect, bland uniformity.
September 19, 2019
Everything about the film has been finely tailored to deliver precisely what the series did, albeit in a form both more condensed and more diffuse.
September 19, 2019
It feels like a fairy tale to escape to in this lush version, where we can all imagine ourselves dressing for dinner and receiving a visit from the royal family.
September 19, 2019
I'm aware that any veneration of dynastic wealth is to be carefully scrutinized if not rejected outright. But all that tea and manners has a perversely soothing effect.
September 19, 2019
Why would you keep spending time with the Crawleys if you didn't actually like them?
September 19, 2019
Between the tiaras, the tea trays, the synchronized curtsies, meaningful glances, and interludes of fisticuffs and tweed, fans of the long-running series will feel like they've slipped into a welcome warm bath.
September 19, 2019
Downton Abbey is four-star entertainment from opening scene to closing.
September 19, 2019
Yes, it's basically an episode of the show stretched out to two hours, but like the Crawley family silver, it's so polished you can practically see your face in it.
September 19, 2019
There are some incredibly funny sequences, a few genuinely heartwarming ones, and so many plots it will nearly make your head spin. But that's the Downton we know and love...
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