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Every line matters, every shot has purpose and meaning in a superbly crafted whodunit by director Robert Altman. The stark contrast between the idle people of status enjoying a weekend in the country... Read more mansion and the small army of servants working behind the scenes is apparent on the surface, although it is quickly clear that jealousy, revenge, and pettiness spans the gap in social class.
Trying to decipher the relationships between the extensive cast of characters is half the fun, as nearly every aristocrat and servant alike seems to have reason enough to commit murder.
The solution is credible, subtly foreshadowed, and wholly satisfying. The cast features terrific performances from Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Clive Owen, Emily Watson, and many others. I enjoyed this so much I watched it with the Altman commentary.
I quite liked this movie, bit slow moving at times, but if your a fan of Downton Abbey, you'd see the similarities in this movie. Worth a watch, glad I didnt waste money seeing at the movies thou!
Don't rent this movie! I fell asleep during it (always a bad sign) and then had hardly any enthusiasm for going back to find out 'who done it'. There wasn't just one red herring in this movie; you felt... Read more like you were adrift within a huge shoal of them. In summary: frustrating and unsatisfying.
Didnt see the point of this movie at all, bad ending, bad start and nothing really ever happened
Great setting and acting but we found it a little boring and nearly gave up on it. The plot took so long to develop and when it eventuated, it did so rather late in the piece. As a rule we quite like... Read more a good mystery 'who dunit' movie but this one didn't quite cut it for us.
Gosford Park - an excellent movie we very much liked - kept us guessing all the way through.
Murder mystery weekend - very Agatha Christie-. On the good side its beautifully filmed and acted and set in a charming English country mansion -
On the bad side you get the feeling you... Read more have heard the plot a thousand times.
Great movie for Anglophiles with romantic notions of upper class England between the wars
A really good period whodunnit piece with brilliant acting and an engaging storyline. The differences between the servants and guests, and then the house servants and kitchen staff are played out nicely... Read more and the whole feel of the film really does take you easily to the era. Highly recommended.
An interesting look into times gone past - liked the way the movie split up the 'upstairs' and 'downstairs'.
If you enjoy period dramas and murder mysteries then this one is for you. The murder is more of a sideline to the fascinating portrayal of the lives of the rich and their servants. The acting is brilliant... Read more and it was intriging to see the differences between the spolit rich and their hardworking servants. A good watch all round!