Downton Abbey

critic Reviews

85% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score85%
  • Downton Abbey distills many of the ingredients that made the show an enduring favorite, welcoming fans back for a fittingly resplendent homecoming.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Patricia TrebleMaclean's Magazine
    Downton Abbey offers all of the series' visual and narrative treats.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Martha K. BakerKDHX (St. Louis)
    Downton Abbey, the movie, proves satisfying and enjoyable, especially for Anglophiles upstairs or down.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Michael WardShould I See It
    ...effectively works through its steps and scenes with extreme precision and familiarity.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tony Macklintonymacklin.net
    Downton Abbey is the feel-good movie of the year. That's both its strength and its limitation.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Bob GrimmReno News and Review
    This is just a bunch of highfalutin horse crap!
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Charles SolomonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I bow to no one in adoring Maggie Smith, and when she announces something like "I don't argue, I explain," you get this frisson of delight.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Dan WebsterSpokesman-Review (Washington)
    Yet in his "Downton Abbey" movie, Fellows adds in a few contemporary issues - among them women's rights and the plight of gay men. And though welcome, neither changes the overall template. Which is just what the series fans ordered.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Korey ColemanDouble Toasted
    It's not a movie for everybody. It's not, and it tells you that. But I found it entertaining, not on a deep level because it is a soap opera, but it's right for the specific group, for the fans.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Lauren VenezianiWBAL-TV
    Downton Abbey is made for the fans while also delighting audiences with a passionate and rich story.
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    Eric D. SniderCrooked Marquee
    It's all fine. It's Downton Abbey.
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