Downton Abbey Reviews

September 17, 2019
It's not a disgrace compared to the series, but it doesn't empower the television version or add anything to it. It's superfluous.
September 16, 2019
A wallow in the lavish living and moral certainties of Downton's shiny imagined past, Fellowes and Engler's film creates a vision of a politically and socially secure Great Britain that has rarely seemed further out of reach.
September 16, 2019
It is in the end a reassurance machine, showing us that a clear-cut class system can only be even more treasured by those at the bottom than those at the top.
September 16, 2019
Indeed, kinks are ironed out so quickly that a cynic might suggest this script was originally planned for TV, around its ad breaks.
September 14, 2019
Welcome to Downton Abbey: The Movie, or 10 b-stories hung on an event.
September 12, 2019
It's critic-proof and the fans will race to see it even though it is, in truth, extremely predictable as well as extremely dull.
September 12, 2019
You half expect the twist of the film to be that these aren't early-20th century aristocrats at all, but a group of former thespians convinced they are starring in a period drama when in fact they're in a nursing home for the tragically bewildered.
September 12, 2019
An unnecessary film that doesn't live up to the landmark series.
September 12, 2019
Downton Abbey is let down, not only by its flimsy premise and equally preposterous storyline, but it also fails to challenge the status quo or move the conversation beyond its blind loyalty to king and country.
September 11, 2019
If you're in the thrall of 'Downton Abbey', then sure, this is everything you could want and more. For anyone else, it's two hours of well-meaning, well-constructed propaganda for aristocracy.
September 11, 2019
...the cinematic equivalent of Brexit, if only it was that thought provoking.
September 10, 2019
Downton Abbey is so suffocatingly in love with the royal family that it borders on monarchist propaganda.
September 9, 2019
Two thumbs "Downton."
September 9, 2019
[T]his journey to the past may end up feeling ultimately less nostalgic than backward-looking.
September 9, 2019
Every scene here feels as if it begins with a grenade being thrown into a room, leaving one to wonder how it will be diffused, and after a while, all you see are the gears of various sublots turning separately until they mesh together and move in unison.