Brideshead Revisited
Brideshead Revisited (2008)

"Brideshead Revisited" tells an evocative story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in the pre-WWII era. In the film, Charles Ryder becomes entranced with the noble Marchmain family, first through the charming and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 25, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2009
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Suspenseful and beautifully mounted, Brideshead Revisited does an able job condensing Evelyn Waugh's novel.

Time Out

Performances are good - Thompson and Gambon impress - but the insipid music is dreadful.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

If you're in the market for a veddy British drama and miss seeing Emma Thompson in her natural environment, Brideshead Revisited is a worthwhile two-hour meditation on faith (and the lack thereof).

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Mike Scott

A bleak and often befuddling 2-hour-15-minute disappointment.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Thompson, though, is marvelous; with understated precision and grace, she makes every word count. Also excellent is Michael Gambon.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Yes, it's a compressed version, but I found it very enjoyable.

Simon Weaving

slow and beautiful, rather than intense, dramatic and insightful

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

What's missing from Goode's performance and from the film as whole is the layer upon layer of accumulated motive -- the gradual evolution of a man's complex desires and even-more-complicated fears.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

If it's a choice between the movie's 135 minutes or the 659 minutes of the miniseries, I'd say it's no choice at all. The shorter version is the one that seems long.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

it still has the high-class dramatic feel you'd expect from something you would have watched on PBS twenty years ago

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
This is an interesting yet certainly not memorable drama with fine performances and a strong story about family, religion and faith in the context of the… More
Mason Williams
Brideshead Revisited is a lovely period piece drama set in 1920's UK. The very talented actress Emma Thopmson palys the matriarch of a very wealthy family… More
jay nixon
Dull, slow moving but visually beautiful. Uncharismatic leads are blown off the screen whenever Emma Thompson is on, displaying her range by playing a markedly… More
Sarah Gaish
<u>Year:</u> 2008 <u>Director:</u> Julian Jarrold <u>Country:</u> UK <u>Genre:</u> Drama… More
Jeremy Smith
Gruesome Hatchet Job of My Favourite Novel. "Utterly Macarbe".
Alice Shen
Sensual and scandalous. Goode, Wishaw, and Atwell are captivating! A little long, but religious themes are nicely done...I guess.