Downton Abbey

critic Reviews

, 84% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Downton Abbey distills many of the ingredients that made the show an enduring favorite, welcoming fans back for a fittingly resplendent homecoming.
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    Anthony LaneNew Yorker
    What, you may ask, distinguishes "Downton Abbey" on the big screen from its smaller kin? Well, the movie is twice as long...
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    For period junkies, it's as rousing as "John Wick" is for action fans. Given the material, a rowdy cheer seems inappropriate, so a polite round of applause will do.
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    Brian LowryCNN.com
    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.
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    John AndersonWall Street Journal
    With a two-hour running time, Downton Abbey can indulge itself in some of the more delicious aspects of its six-season run.
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    Matt Zoller SeitzRogerEbert.com
    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.
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    Matthew LickonaSan Diego Reader
    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.
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    Bill NewcottThe Saturday Evening Post
    A reunion in the best sense: Nearly two dozen characters...each get a welcome moment in the spotlight; some to say apparent goodbyes, others to leave tantalizing hints of yet another return as the clouds of...War gather on the Hampshire horizon.
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    Allen AlmacharThe MacGuffin
    Established fans will have their joy solidified even further, and first-time viewers may be persuaded to go back and watch the show from the beginning. That's a win for everyone.
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    Damond FudgeKCCI (Des Moines, IA)
    Downton Abbey is an utter delight.
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    Avaryl HalleyMovie Bitches
    It's a pleasure to watch. It's just lovely.
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