Brideshead Revisited Synopsis
In 1925 England, an Oxford student becomes involved in the complicated lives of British aristocrats.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It shifts the focus from Charles and Sebastian's youthful idyll to the stronger, more provocative relationship between Charles and Julia,...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The film is plush and passionate and graced with elegant performances. Best is that of Emma Thompson as Brideshead's matriarch, Lady...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The one performer who seems at home with the gravity of it all is Emma Thompson.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The saga ultimately lacks the emotional wallop of the TV version. But its clever writing, strong performances and sumptuous production...
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70

NPR

By Bob Mondello
This is a world of dinner jackets and evening gowns, casual jaunts to Venice and Morocco; it's about elegance, style, money and perhaps too...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Although it has its involving moments, the watered-down Waugh fails to make any kind of lasting connection.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

A very noble movie, which makes it interesting at times, but not often enough.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The film plays fast and loose with the book, until its emotional depths, spiritual conflicts, and Waugh's discreet humor have been wrung...
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
May feel especially like a statue covered in drapery. Unfortunately, the movie's attempts to steam things up feel about as exciting as an...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The world didn't need a superficial big-screen adaptation of a rich, dense book that's about, among many other things, the passage of time....
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BRIDESHEAD REVISITED

By Josview
lOVED THIS MOVIE AS i AM A PERIOD DRAMA FAN ANYWAY. tHIS IS FILMED ON LOCATION AT HOWARDS CASTLE IN YORKSHIRIE THE SAME PLACE AS THE BBC ADAPTAION OF THE BOOK. NICE VIEWS OF YORKSHIRE,OXFORD...

Beautiful to Look At

By RandytheMovieFan
If you're a fan of English period pieces like Room with a View, Howard's End, Shadowlands, etc., you'll probably love this movie. Most people, though, will be like the gentleman seated in front of me...

Brideshead revisted a long yet great story

By Uncletat
Interesting twist on love at a young age and between different classes and religious beliefs. Each character wants out of their own place in life. Its a great period type movie with great acting by...

Brideshead Revisited

By analyst
Great cast, superb scenery, complicated but understandable story. It is worth the price of admission just to see the many shots of Castle Howard, one of England's greatest palaces. A film for...

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By gogirl
A good period movie. The story and characters are trite, but the costumes, scenery and acting make it bearable. Better on the big screen....

Pretty settings no charm

By Iseeeverymovie
For anyone who loved either the novel or the 11 part 1981 BBC series, this will come as a disappointment. There is no time in less than two hours to portray neither the languid--in a good...

Brideshead Revisited

By JCDaily
While straying from the novel a bit, the film is overall well written. Finely-crafted performances (especially from Emma Thompson), lavish sets, stunning costumes and an under-stated musical score...

Fantastic film

By roger5
This film is a wonderful piece of art with superb acting....

We Enjoyed This Film

By orcas2
I am not a movie expert by any means but Brideshead Revisited was a much more enjoyable film for my girlfriend and I to watch then The Dark Knight. For me a film needs to have story line that I can...

Brideshead Revisited

By Bowen
I don't want to deter anyone from seeing this movie, and with that being said, here is my review: The actors are all top notch, but Matthew Goode, who is a ravishing English man, does not take his...

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Rated PG-13 | For some sexual content