Four years after the hit period drama ended and Downton Abbey have been given the big-screen treatment. Set two years after we last saw Lord Grantham and co, the film is set in 1927 as King George V pays a visit to the stately home. Last night the Downton Abbey movie premiere took place in London and now the first reviews are in, with a current Rotten Tomatoes score of 85%. Most of the critics gave three-star, but hail the movie as another cosy outing with the much-loved characters.
Overall, Downton Abbey is an exquisite return to the wonderfully familiar, while at the same time featuring a sharper wit and even more gorgeous scenery than ever seen in the canon before.
The Hollywood Reporter
Gentle, unchallenging drama for people who already know they like it, this is a nostalgic and rosy depiction of an England that was, surely, never so innocent.
It is at all times ridiculous - but, I have to admit, quite enjoyable
This film puts the lite into polite, the fine into refined and the cent into decent.
Watching it is like settling into a reupholstered armchair which still creaks in the same old places.
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Downton Abbey movie reviews: ‘Delightful, exquisite, expect SURPRISES for big