Gosford Park
Gosford Park (2001)

Maverick American filmmaker Robert Altman takes a witty and absorbing look at the foibles of the British class system in this intelligent murder mystery set in the early '30s. Sir William McCordle (Michael Gambon) and his wife Lady… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 25, 2002
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A mixture of Upstairs, Downstairs, Clue, and perceptive social commentary, Gosford Park ranks among director Altman's best.

Todd McCarthy
Variety

Taking advantage of a splendid cast, a sharply focused script and the fresh English setting, "Gosford Park" emerges as one of the most satisfying of Robert Altman's numerous ensemble pictures.

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David Edelstein
Slate

Is there anyone but Altman who could have pulled off such an effervescent mix of satire, affection, and devastating rebuke? And attracted such an ensemble? And let everyone work at this high level?

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Wonderful British whodunit with some sexual content.

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Tom Charity
Time Out

Altman's unexpected venture into Agatha Christie territory works a treat.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Altman is a supreme artist-joker, and the jest this time is that the most American of film directors has given us a finely wrought British whodunit with the emotional layering of a first-rate novel.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Contents and style converge smoothly and seductively in Altman's luxuriant period drama that applies Agatha Christie murder-mystery format to a rigorous anatomy of British class structure in the 1930s, with all the who's who in U.K. in the cast.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A scintillating comedy-drama and one of [Altman's] most richly moving and entertaining pictures.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

A sweet tune, airy but not quite gay, and it carries a sardonic edge.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's lovely to see that Altman, now in his 70s, still has an acid bite that would sting filmmakers half his age.

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Chris Weber
It's the early 1930s and a group of wealthy Britons and an American, along with their servants, all gather at an English country house for a shooting… More
Melvin White
Mrs. Wilson: I'm the perfect servant; I have no life.  "Tea At Four. Dinner At Eight. Murder At Midnight." Well Gosford Park wasn't as… More
Steven Carrier
Robert Altman's "Gosford Park" is an unusual combination of social commentary and observation of the British social class in the 1930s, a… More
Jameson Worley
Excellent movie! One of the best period pieces I've seen in a while. <br/> <br/>One of the best and most noticeable features of this film is… More
Tim Salmons
This is one of those rare genre hybrid films that excels on every level. It's also one of Robert Altman's very best films and that's saying a… More

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