Gosford Park details
|Starring:||Kristin Scott-Thomas, Emily Watson, Sophie Thompson, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Derek Jacobi, James Wilby, Helen Mirren, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Fry, Kelly MacDonald, Alan Bates, Michael Gambon|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Run time:||2 hours 17 minutes|
|Rental release:||15 Jul 2002|
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Listen to the critics, not the public!By Steve H from Manchester, England , 15 Nov 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]The critics loved this film and the puclic hated it. It's easy to understand why if you read some of the reviews by the professionals. They described it as very funny, sophisticated, clever etc etc and to be honest this film is a little over the head of Joe Public who went to see it expecting laugh-a-minute jokes and obvious humour. This is an incredibly subtle film and the humour isn't the sort that will appeal to the mass market. It comes almost as much from what is not said as what the stars actually say. The detail of the film and the quality of the acting is top notch and I can't recommend this film highly enough to a cultured viewer.
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The gospel on GosfordBy MissScarlet (4 reviews) from London , 10 Oct 2010I was left feeling a bit high and dry with this one. I like period dramas and was counting on the star-studded cast to really deliver, and on the acting front they did, but I did feel unsatisfied overall. I don't know if that was the point, to be left wanting more - I thought Gosford Park was going to be more like a glamorous game of cluedo, with the murder at the heart of the story but that seemed to be more of a sub-plot almost.
Really enjoyed the class exploration as a running theme, and I liked how every character was wrestling with their own demons. The twist at the end is clever, but I felt like the film was wrapped up in too much of a hurry.
I do think this is worth a watch if you like period dramas but be prepared for a slow one.
Nothing Quite as it SeemsBy a customer from Fife , 18 Jun 2010Very enjoyable film - Director Altman keeps us guessing in more ways than one. Great cast with so many strong performances - Helen Mirren and Eileen Atkins along with Kelly McDonald give the film its emotional heart though. Luscious visuals contrast with the sterile lives of 'them upstairs' and the vibrant energy of the younger servants.
a breed apartBy kevil9 (120 reviews) from Glasgow , 09 Mar 2010There are only a couple of things which stop this from being a 5 star classic, the most damaging of which is Stephen Fry's useless detective which undermines so much of the momentum. The whodunnit element isn't out of place given the reliance of so many extended family members on the largesse of their host. The only other drawback is the perspective from the servants side. It is an easy option to highlight the failings of the upper classes. However the film is a success thanks to direction and script. fully rounded characters with agendas and foibles. when multi-layered films succeed they richly enhance us with an understanding of multiple characters. The reputation of Gosford Park will remain undiminished for many years because of the quality throughout. What a pity about Fry though.
Gosford ParkBy a customer from London , 24 Dec 2009I really loved this movie but then I really like period dramas. The twist is very surprising and the actors are great. All round good entertainment.
However can this be classed as 'Award Winning?'By Kevin Ward from Burnley , 03 Nov 2009A dreadful movie that I wouldn't recommend to anybody with terrible sound that seems like the apprentice's first job.