“ An enjoyable watch .
“ The ending totally unexpected.
“ Sorry, it was dull .
“ Really enjoyed this slow paced, unfolding tale.
“ The pace is so slow and creeping, probably to add gravity where there is none.
“ I enjoyed it even though I had to pause it when I saw what was coming.
“ While the movie itself is incredibly slow it's great to see these themes explored as they are alive and well today.
“ But this twist at the end is also not entirely positive because the narration, at the beginning still frequent, is on a level where it felt truly pretentious with really every sentence.
“ I really wanted to enjoy this movie and went along expecting it to be a typical, gentle, rather slow English nostalgia film.
“ In fact, almost everything about the plot, which pitches the whole town against poor Florence and her bookshop, feels weirdly contrived and unbelievable.
“ Great concept but poorly executed - still well worth the watch.
“ The characters are quite unique and enjoyable but it is undeniably slow.
“ The Book Shop is a superb novel, but it has been made into a trite and boring film, without emotion or skill.
“ Too long, too predictable, too much cover .
“ Echoes of Dylan Thomas' Under Milkwood whisper throughout the deliciously slow film The Bookshop (2017), a village drama that captures the essence of old-world Britishness.
“The most entertaining part of the film was when a lady in the back row of the cinema started snoring.
“ Sweet movie but really slow .
“ Unexpectedly dull and lifeless .
“ A story of stubborn determination, small village power plays and unexpected allies.
“ But it was so incredibly slow I almost gave up watching it.
“ Interactions between the protagonists are slow paced reflecting English reserve and are interspersed with scenes of the idyllic coastal scenery.
“ I have to admit I became bored out of my mind, and it became an endurance test to make it through the film.
“ Overall, I found it a bit bland and cheesy.
“ The bookshop atmosphere and great cast made it a worth watching movie.
“ If you want a ponderous, naturalistic film executed to perfection, watch the outstanding "Roma".
“ The pace was painfully slow.
“ Slow, slow, slow....
“ The book on which this film is based is apparently well-regarded, though it's hard to see why from this stodgy, sullen, snail-paced adaptation.
“ How friendships can come from unexpected places.
“ It was very dull and the story was terrible and so dull I would rather watch paint dry.
“ In the end, the whole movie just seemed pointless and I added it to my ever-growing list of "how on earth did this thing ever get made" movies.
“ The story is full of examples of strength of the human spirit and how good eventually overcomes wickedness in unpredictable ways.
“Altogether, an enjoyable (if slow-moving) movie.
“ Stunning British setting in the late fifties (with genuine decors), very good roles especially the shopowner and isolated village inhabitant.
“ This film is an absolute treasure and I enjoyed it very much.
“ Entertaining is not quite the word.
“ Slow moving and well made, difficulties of an outsider opening a bookshop.
“ A predictable, lackluster script that crawls toward a lack luster conclusion that finds many grumbling...
“ But that is a minor distraction in an otherwise flawlessly directed, slow-burning village drama of how books and ideas can change the world we live in.
“ The last scenes make the entire film worth watching,(a tad slow I'll admit) , until you get there and unexpectedly see how this charming story delightfully ends.
“ Completely engrossing and a welcome change from car chases and explosions.
“ I will sum it up as follows: a nonsensical and faint plot, poor acting - except Mr Nighy and the lead actress - poor dialogue, boring scenes which added nothing, a dreadful range of put-on accents, a terrible ending.
“ nihilistic, drab, drivel .
“ Slow moving, long soundless moments, and nothing of substance (except the final scene).
“ Was very hard to stop myself from falling asleep.
“ It is both unoriginal and uneventful, with an ending that left most of the audience in the cinema murmuring 'oh' and 'is that it?
“ For all that, it's most enjoyable - especially for Irish people who will enjoy the shots of Strangford / Portaferry.
“ The village is Strangford in which I spent some of my youth and it is absolutely as stunning as here depicted.
“ Went to see this with no expectations, but it would have to be the most boring film I've ever seen.
“ Absolutely Boring .
“ That's primarily due to the slow pace of the film and you might even say the one-dimensionality of the principal players.
“ Dreary direction aside, there are problems with the plot that one can only assume come from the source material.
“ Entertaining -great performance by Bill Nighy .
“ a slow-moving village drama full of old-world Britishness .
“ Intolerably Slow and Affected .