Gosford Park Reviews

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Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
January 11, 2002
Gosford Park is a fancy attempt with a lot of style and, the press notes brag, authenticity; but it's a long bore.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
July 11, 2002
Trust me--not high-brow critics--this is atmospheric dribble.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
December 21, 2001
The movie spends all its 137 minutes convincing us how dazzlingly intellectual it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 6, 2002
Most of the action (and I use the term loosely) is seen from the eyes of the servants, then discussed ad nauseam.
John Venable
Supercala.com
June 28, 2002
Robert Altman once again [Dr. T] takes us to a place where the people are so annoying that they get in the way of the story
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
December 17, 2001
For the usually great Robert Altman, this is a terribly disappointing directing effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
It bored me so much that I wasn't able to watch it straight through; it took me four attempts to get to the closing credits.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
September 13, 2002
An ambitious-but-off-kilter film that desperately searches for but never finds its mark.
| Original Score: 2/4
December 8, 2002
The most leaden and uninteresting threads of the film's first half become the most important elements in the murder mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002
Folks, this film is pretty weak.
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
January 1, 2002
I guess you could make a drinking game out of it. Take a swig every time somebody comes on screen and you have no idea who they are or what their purpose in the film is.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
December 27, 2001
An unbearable runtime, waaaaaaaay too many characters and almost zero story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 28, 2002
Gosford Park earns the most dreaded label of all: overrated.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
November 22, 2001
Altman's fecklessness pretty much reduces the likes of Derek Jacobi and Alan Bates to bit players who haven't been given any bits.
Erica Abeel
Film Journal International
December 9, 2001
Gooses a creaky genre into new relevance, but it offers no compelling stories and largely wastes the talents of its stellar cast.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
December 26, 2001
The performances range from good to great; it's a shame that their efforts don't coalesce into a more resonant result.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
December 27, 2001
If you're a Anglophile, you'll enjoy it. If not, don't bother.
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
December 28, 2001
Even with some huge names of British stage and film topping the bill, and a sharp dissection of class distinctions, its scope is too encompassing to be completely enjoyable.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 11, 2002
Disappointing is too soft a choice of words.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
January 4, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
An ambitious, entertaining twist on the classic British country-house murder mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
David Ansen
Newsweek
September 29, 2008

Guardian
February 3, 2002
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