(2001)

Critic Reviews

90

Metascore

Based on 34 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Chicago Sun-Times
At a time when too many movies focus every scene on a $20 million star, an Altman film is like a party with no boring guests.
100
Rolling Stone
Gosford Park abounds in scenes to savor. It's a feast, and one of Altman's best.
100
USA Today
The movie is so fun that it wouldn't need the mystery to be top-notch entertainment.
100
It's a scintillating comedy-drama and one of Altman's most richly moving and entertaining pictures.
100
This territory is familiar if you remember the great BBC miniseries "Upstairs Downstairs," but Altman gives it a new twist with his restlessly roaming camera and incisively satirical approach. He's still near the peak of his powers.
100
New York Post
It ranks among Robert Altman's best work ever, and that its many satisfactions derive in large part from a superbly written screenplay by Julian Fellowes that has no equal this year.
91
Entertainment Weekly
The movie might almost be winking at the fact that any single one of these performers could easily be the featured star of his or her own upper-crust period piece.
90
Wall Street Journal
A wickedly astute and beautiful comedy of manners-cum-murder mystery, it's too dense, and occasionally confusing, to grasp fully the first time around. How lucky, then, that it's also too much fun to see just once.
88
New York Daily News
No matter which floor you're on, the huge cast is extraordinary, and Altman gives the actors free rein to bring their characters to life despite such close quarters.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
A British costume film that's funny but not at all fusty.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
At its best it is one of the most dynamic movies from a most dynamic filmmaker, now 76.

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