“Overall: Simply uninteresting.
“ gosh this was boring.
“ Lady Mary is her intriguing self, Carson is hilarious and Maggie Smith is at her best.
“ Stunning visuals all over!
“ It's all here, and it's all pretty predictable.
“ Worth watching!
“ Excellent soundtrack, great repartee, scenery is so perfect, and several entertaining side issues that will not distract you from the heart of the movie.
“ This movie has no story, full time waste, it is not worth the money.
“ This movie is pretty boring.
“ The surprises unexpected.
“ Even the scene by scene direction was sloppy, with a lot of pointless bustling, dialogue non-sequitirs, poor pacing and a sense that we were watching a bunch of first takes where people were unsure of their lines.
“ The dialogue is so cliché ridden and bland that.
“ The whole thing felt forced and contrived -- even the plot "crises" were negligible and mainly re-hashes of previous plot tropes like a lady's maid who steals from her employer and another hidden love-child daughter of a family member (yawn.
“ 8/10 - a worthy extension of the acclaimed series that will be enjoyable for both super fans and newcomers
“ It was wonderful to rejoin these characters and the cinematography was visually stunning.
“ Maybe other people enjoy hearing other people chortle whenever there is a very contrived, predictable joke?
“ Servants seem to have a relatively enjoyable life.
“ The saving grace of this film is that it does not pretend to be anything other than what it is - a reproduction of the characters from the TV series, each with their own somewhat bland sub-plot which chugs merrily along towards a happy ending.
“ Thoroughly enjoyable!
“ Edwardian British cultural elitism and snobbery at it's finest, Predictable and sleep inducing.
“(By the way, I thought the picture at my local Picturehouse cinema - Harbour Lights in Southampton - was particularly stunning: I queried it with them, and they said they had changed the (very expensive) projector bulb just that day!
“ But the story felt underdeveloped and a little mundane compared to other storylines from the TV series.
“ As a fan of the series I enjoyed it.
“ It was wonderfully made, very clever, thoroughly enjoyable.
“ Enjoyed it very much .
“ How bad and boring can it get.
“ Characters stayed true to their form, it was entertaining and beautifully filmed.
“ The "Downton Abbey" TV show is comfortingly bland.
“ The series was an elegant collaboration of a talented writer, great actors, an incredible music score and the most breathtaking backgrounds ever seen on TV.
“ It was a lovely film, costumes and cinematography worthy, but the storyline was dull, and the acting predictable.
“ Me, a Downton fangirl, and my boyfriend, a Downton novice, both enjoyed it immensely.
“ Boring overall .
“ Very beautifully filmed extremely predictable story with non-developing characters that do exactly what you would expect from them.
“ I'll say this: Maggie Smith was full on enjoyable with out the prerequisite of what she means to the show.
“The secret daughter subplot was way too predictable, they should've made the servant her secret lesbian lover, that would've made it more interesting.
“) Even the exchanges between Dowager Lady Violet and Isobel Merton (nee Crawley) seemed more petty and contrived than clever.
“ Like visiting a long-beloved friend you've missed for far too long.
“Theeen there's the "Kill-the-king" subplot which was so ridiculously underdeveloped and VERY VERY predictable...
“ And with stunning production design by Donal Woods, Downton Abbey is gorgeous.
“ This means it doesn't leave time for any deep or dramatic plot twists, just little somewhat predictable and familiar scenarios for each character to resolve throughout the film.
“ Very enjoyable.
“ It stands alone as an entertaining visit to an estate that contains the changes coming in a robustly interesting time between world wars.
“ Watching paint dry is more exiting .
“ It was childish, Childish humor, very predictable and far fetched.
“ The film should be entertaining for any hardcore Downton Abbey fan.
“ Overall, I came away very happy to have seen it and to have reconnected with my favorite TV family but I have to wonder if I'd have actually enjoyed it more as another 2hr TV special.
“ I didn't know how Fellowes would do it within the window of 2 hours, but he created a very entertaining and satisfying extension to the Downton Abbey franchise.
“ I was a fan of the TV show and the movie is like watching a long episode, which I found enjoyable.
“ I find it very confusing with so many characters in one movie and they all seem rather important one way or another, thus it gets boring.
“ It feels like a collection of (in many occasions unexpected) scenes instead of a heart touching story that gives our favourite noble family the credits they deserve.
“ A waste of time and money.
“ Wow so disappointing Boring!!!!
“ Otherwise you'll probably find it boring.
“ Although I wasn't expecting big twists and turns, I would've expected a more intense screenplay.
“ The acting was good, but apart from that I found the film slow moving and tedious.
“ Waste of money dont go an see it!
“ The cinematography, the costumes, the story line all were engaging from beginning to end.
“ The result seems too contrived and of course predictable One good thing- Tom finally has an optimistic future.
“On the debit side, most of these plots achieve the unwanted double of being both predictable and unconvincing.
“ They kept the personalities of all the characters the same, along with the same enjoyable relations.
“ Of course if you see only the movie probably you'll say this is a boring movie without an intense screenplay!
“ Great characters, and very entertaining.
“ Stuffy Stodgy Royal Aristocratic Fun .
“On the whole it enjoyable and gives you that proud to be British feeling in a time of uncertainty in the world.
“ Very enjoyable!
“ Instead, it was simply flat and uninteresting .
“ Except that it was a buildup episode to something more exciting next week, only nothing ever happens.
“ Very confusing if you haven't seen The TV series .
“ Downton Abbey was the best and most enjoyably entertaining two hours I've spent watching a film in ages.
“ Most enjoyable .
“But I was bored enough at home one night to head to the theater to see it.
“ Appalling script full of irritating cliches, no real story-line, unnecessary gay scenes, I was bored witless and lost 122 minutes of my life watching this drivel.
“ Predictable .
“ All the characters were there and the story was bitter sweet and entertaining.
“ Scenes with Maggie Smith and (somewhat surprisingly) Kevin Doyle (as Mosley) are the bright spots of what is a mundane disappointment.
“ HOWEVER, it is a marvelously fun, happy, and engaging watch.
“ If u loved the tv series this is a must see on the big screen breathtaking brilliant .
“ Boring with no story.
“ Also the part where the butler gets busted in the gay bar seemed a little contrived.
“ (yawn again and who cares?
“ But I felt like I was watching a 1920s themed party rather than being immersed in the period.
“ Every minute was enjoyable.
“ Enjoyable, entertaining .
“ I didn't like it as much as they did, but still found it worth the watch!
“ The imagery was gripping, the characters enjoyable, i guess i will watch the series eventually :) Maggie Smith was a triumph!
“ LIKES:Continues where the series left off Nostalgic Moments brought back Same Class and Charm Funny and well balanced The Acting The MusicDISLIKES:Slow At First A Few characters limited A Few Story Plots Crammed In That Were UnnecessaryThe VERDICT:Returning to the abbey was a fantastic trip down the road of nostalgia and new, as the latest chapter in the Crawley residence comes in many classy forms.
“ Became totally immersed in that era.
“ Will bore you to Death .
“The costumes are stunning.
“ You could think of a thousand fascinating storylines and intreging plots, just like in the series, but they chose a boring path.
“ Save your money and if you need a Downton Fix, watch the re-runs of the TV series.
“ The second half of it gets more interesting and enjoyable, as we see the effect on the manors staff when the kings entourage takes over during their visit.
“ The film began, by introducing a rather intriguing plot with potentially good story development, that being said, in the end it all resulted rather predictable and rushed.
“ Our family enjoyed the premiere, and really enjoyed it.
“ But also unplanned, and unexpected, continuation of stories that have tied up their loose ends, tend to end in a flop.
“ An absolute pleasure to be immersed in the sumptuous surroundings of Downton - the 2 hours flew by.
“ In true Downton style and fervor, the movie was enjoyable, funny and left you wanting more if only they would have left Barrows disgusting behavior on cutting room floor.
“ And we unconsciously compare the series with others that roughly have the same downsides, regardless of potential qualities: action is sometimes repetitive since it runs for hours; a few events are far-fetched to maintain attention on the long term; characters are frequently two-dimensional; the plot triggers easy emotions.
“ Although I cannot speak for the series, the film was mostly dull and certainly wasn't worth my time.
“ Is there anyone who thinks this is worth watching.
“ It runs a bit superficial and predictable, and fans will long for the series format so we can wallow in all those silly, daily dramas of a bygone world.
“ I enjoyed it thoroughly and am so glad that the creators put in the time and effort to get it right.
“ Which was so so so exciting and I even got to sit right next to the director - how cool is that?!
“ It was full of breathtaking cinematography, beautiful music, award winning set design, and splendid fashions and costumes.
“ Not very familiar w/the tv show, but the movie was still enjoyable.
“ It's brain candy, but enjoyable enough on a wet afternoon.
“ Michael Engler directed this tiresome story in a lackluster way.
“ Entertaining and frivolous .
“ This was such an amazing and exciting opportunity, an experience that I will never forget.
“ However, although there were a few satisfying elements relating to specific characters' development, the story as a whole was dull.
“ So enjoyable!
“ I struggled to stay awake near the end.
“The costumes of course were stunning as usual.
“With sumptuous costumes by Anna Robbins, borrowing Queen Elizabeth's tiara designs and designing a stunning gown for Lady Mary in a Fortuny pleated style.
“ Uninteresting .