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
    Matt BrunsonCreative Loafing
    After a hyperactive summer season, this proves to be just the soothing nightcap sought by many moviegoers eager for something that's all talk and no action. (In the world of this film, an action scene is when someone hits a hot-water pipe with a shovel.)
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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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    Pat MullenThat Shelf
    They say it's a Golden Age for television, but Downton Abbey proves that the big screen still reigns supreme.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    While Downton Abbey will undoubtedly please fans of the series more than it will newcomers to the material, this movie is nevertheless a great deal of breezy fun.
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    Allison ShoemakerConsequence of Sound
    The strengths of the series are the strengths of the film. It looks great. It sounds great. If it could, it certainly would smell great (like rain, Earl Grey, green grass, and freshly baked bread.)
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    Tony Medleytonymedley.com
    Stands on its own even if you haven't watched the TV series. The acting is superb and the production values second to none.
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    Susan GrangerSSG Syndicate
    Elegant and endearing, totally satisfying for those who have embraced this charming set of characters.
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    Linda CookQuad City Times (Davenport, IA)
    Newbies and aficionados alike will feel welcome at 'Downton Abbey.'
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    Pete HammondDeadline Hollywood Daily
    The Emmy winning British series hits a high note as it moves to theatres and doesn't miss a beat. Fans will swarm.
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    Frank WilkinsReel Reviews
    For fans of the TV series, Downton Abbey is as comfortable and welcoming as a well-worn tweed cardigan.
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