Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.



Total Count: 11

Audience Score

Ratings: Not yet available

Georgetown Photos

Movie Info

Ulrich Mott, an eccentric social climber, seduces and marries a wealthy older widow, Elsa Brecht. Although Mott is three decades younger than his wife, they join forces to dominate the political and social circles of Washington, DC by throwing lavish events at their townhouse in the fashionable suburb of Georgetown. When Elsa is found dead just hours after a dinner party, Ulrich immediately becomes the chief suspect, having always been perceived as a con man by Elsa's daughter, Amanda Brecht, a federal judge. Amanda begins her own investigation as Ulrich creates an increasingly elaborate charade to convince everyone of his innocence.


Critic Reviews for Georgetown

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (6)

  • There are a great many fantasies concocted in Georgetown but perhaps the most egregious is that this was the right way to tell such a beguiling story.

    May 2, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Benjamin Lee

    Top Critic
  • Waltz shows ambition in juggling Mott's stories with "the truth" (an idea always implied in quotes here), working with DP Henry Braham to orchestrate dynamic situations and complex camera moves...

    May 2, 2019 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

    Top Critic
  • It's the kind of serious but broadly appealing, modestly scaled picture that people love to say doesn't exist any more.

    May 2, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The way that the film resolves - or doesn't - leaves the distinct impression that Waltz simply ran out of interest in this story, which would be an explanation as understandable as it is frustrating.

    May 2, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • Georgetown is a must-see if you are a fan of Waltz's work, but it is also a must-see for the power new up-and-coming directors are bringing to audiences.

    May 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Despite the talent that he frontloads into his debut film and despite the sordid real-life story upon which it's based, Georgetown is a snooze.

    May 17, 2019 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Georgetown

Georgetown Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features