Gosford Park


In essence this film takes a look at English society at the tail end of the Great Depression. We get a close-up look at the upper classes, and their numerous servants, as a group of people gather at a country estate for a weekend of shooting and gossip. The film heads briefly into Agatha Christie murder-mystery territory, without devolving into that completely. Much more a slice-of-life film than a great story.


137 minutes.
No persons under 13 .
Comedy, Mystery, Drama

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Let's hope someone gets murdered...

Credits

Cast
Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas, Camilla Rutherford, Charles Dance, and others
Director
Robert Altman
ScreenplayJulian Fellows, Robert Altman, Bob Balaban
MusicPatrick Doyle, Ivor Novello
CinematographyAndrew Dunn
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2001
Produced byCapitol Films, Chicagofilms, Film Council, Medusa Produzione, Sandcastle 5 Productions, USA Films

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
5
Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
15
The Cape Times
Sergio Ben
15
The Star
Tanya Farber
14
Die Burger
Willem Bester
15
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
20
Rapport
Barrie Hough
16
Total Movie
Tom Dawson
10
SAfm Screen & Co
Alan Swerdlow
18
eye Weekly
Catharine Tunnacliffe
10
Box Office
Chris Wiegand
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15

What the People say

Internet
7315 Netizens
15

Average .. 70%

14

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: I see my rating is way out of line with the foreign media... and since the script won an Oscar, maybe I just missed the point again.. Anyway, on the good side, yes, there are good performances, with Maggie Smith and Stephen Fry playing it way over the top and strictly for laughs. The look at past society was interesting, especially the upstairs-downstairs divide and inherent snobbery everywhere. However, I was bored to tears due to nothing of consequence happening. I stuck it out in the hope that it would improve, and thought it was, after the murder, but that plot thread did not go in the expected direction either... I suppose an older audience might find this brilliant, but youngsters will likely walk out in boredom.






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