Downton Abbey: A New Era

audience Reviews

, 97% Audience Score
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Good acting..good script..enough plotlines to keep it interesting....a good watch
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful movie, touching, true to form. Worse popcorn I have ever had. If you are going to sell it then at least make fresh. Went to this theatre only because of the movie.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    I enjoyed the continuation of the story!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Good storyline for the Downton series.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    I liked the preview with Mr. Mosley that gave a synopsis of the previous season of Downton Abbey. I loved all the happy endings for many of the characters. And I cried at the passing of the dowager. I went to see the film twice, even better the second time.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    A new level of predictability. Over long. Full of clich矇s and a storyline that peters out way before the end.
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
    Cliche after cliche after cliche. I'm a Downton Abbey fan, but this sorry pastiche has no tension or conflict to really engage an audience, and is a huge disappointment. I've loved Julian Fellowes's scripts in the past (including The Gilded Age), but this is soggy mess, like a mashup of Hallmark greeting cards.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Absolutely fabulous!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Thoroughly enjoyable. And unlike the TV show, there were no tragic deaths.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Released to much anticipation on following up the period drama's first movie in 2019 after spinning more than a decade of multi award winning acclaimed TV series with most elitist critiques, Julian Fellowes had clearly got it all figured out to give each and every one of his upstairs characters and their attendants from downstairs a kind if not huge comfort wrap as they gave in to the inevitably increasing trials of rising 20th century ideas and means. For starters, Lady Mary Talbot (nee Crawley) the new matriarch (an earnest Michelle Dockery) got to relive as a woman of desire in the absence of her second husband after throwing the director Jack (a still suave Hugh Dancy) a lifeline by dubbing her voice for the inarticulate lead actress in his nearly cancelled film shot by leasing the Downton. Tom the widower and only heir-in-law of Crawleys (the loyal Allen Leech) remarried a fine lass of his dream and an equal to Crawleys. Chief butler Barrow (former British Soap Awards two-time winner Robert James-Collier) caught the eye of the staycationed Hollywood actor during his filming and was offered as an escort. And every wannabe else from downstairs got to stand in Jack's film and happily come to his rescue as substitutes. But let's be honest, after being spoiled lavishly with unstoppable peer gossips and visual pleasures of 'The Gilded Age' earlier this year, any Fellowes aficionado would find this following historical piece come second amidst the same monotonous dialogues between the Crawleys and often meaningless uppity of servitude at their downstairs. Still, cleverly, Fellowes managed to uplift the show with a whole new twist in a matter of the heart by telling that Violet Crawley (an 87yo Dame Maggie Smith) the formidable Dowager Countess of Grantham too had a "liaison" once upon her time and such priceless love affair gave her a La Villa des Columbes in Toulon! And this may well be Smith's last great line on a big screen: Do I look as if I'd turn down a villa in the south of France? 不不不 Distributed by Universal Pictures worldwide and available now in Digital by Focus Features for home in states.