Downton Abbey Reviews

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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
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.
Top Critic
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
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
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
"Downton" sticks the landing as confidently as a butler silently settling a tray of watercress sandwiches onto a Chippendale table.
September 19, 2019
It's a featherweight delight, like the prettiest pink-and-white cake on the tea tray.
September 19, 2019
If you are a Downton fan, you will lap this movie up as if it were served to you with a silver spoon carefully polished by butler Barrow
September 19, 2019
The vintage Brits of the popular PBS show are back, in a feature film that doubles as diehard-fan service. And, damn, it is fun to see the old gang again, upstairs and downstairs.
September 19, 2019
Downton Abbey is basically designed to take the edge off of 2019 life, the visual equivalent of half a Valium chased by a flute's worth of champagne.
September 19, 2019
What a lovely and welcome encore.
September 18, 2019
You have to admire Fellowes's ability to turn the sour sauce of oppression and inequality into comfort food.
September 18, 2019
It all builds to such a cacophony of triumph and fulfillment that you can expect a lot of happy sniffling in the audience.
September 18, 2019
"Downton Abbey" is eye and ear candy of the highest order: rich and delicious, but not especially nutritious.
September 18, 2019
[A] thoroughly satisfying follow-up that arrives in theaters not quite four years after the series finale aired.
September 18, 2019
Part of the pleasure for "Downton" regulars is getting reacquainted with its characters, people we have a history with because we've watched them grow and change in 52 episodes that span a 14-year period from 1912 to 1926.
September 17, 2019
The bottom line is simple: If you're a fan, you'll see the movie and most likely enjoy it. If you're unfamiliar with the Crawleys and their immense demesne, you'll give the screen spin-off a pass and not be the poorer for it.
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