Downton Abbey: A New Era

critic Reviews

, 86% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • While Downton Abbey's frothiness comes close to curdling, A New Era's familiar comforts will please longtime fans.
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    Marah EakinChicago Reader
    Downton Abbey: A New Era is cinematic escapism at its finest and perhaps that’s all it should be.
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    Peter TraversABC News
    The second film continuation of the Brit series knows it’s old-hat and out of touch. But it’s also comforting fan service and if you can shut out the real world in favor of a fantasy remembrance of things past, you’re in for a treat.
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    Liz Shannon MillerConsequence
    While not showing any interest in deviating from proven formula, A New Era does exactly what you hope it would do, and gives series fans a little more time with beloved characters, even daring to alter the status quo in one or two major ways.
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    Linda HolmesNPR
    There is no gas in the tank; there is no water in the well.
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    Radheyan SimonpillaiNOW Toronto
    The trials and tribulations of passive income earners, where every other scene seems to be a discussion over tea and crumpets on who is inheriting what, is almost delightfully absurd this time around.
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    Ty BurrTy Burr's Watch List
    The new “Downton Abbey” movie eventually won me over, but I went kicking and screaming.
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    Rosa ParraLatinx Lens
    Another great entry into the Downton Abbey films. A beautiful send off to the old era and a uncertain one for what holds in the future. Making a movie in Downton is entertaining and compelling.
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    Peter CanaveseCelluloid Dreams
    The Anglophile equivalent of a Big Mac.
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    Sarah Knight AdamsonSarah's Backstage Pass
    It is refreshing while both comical and sad, surrounded by gorgeous scenery and a well-known charming cast.
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    For the most ardent of Downton Abbey devotees, getting another go-around with the show's figures may be enjoyable enough, but this film is all about that easy comfort, nostalgia and familiarity above all else.
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