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critic reviews ( 3 )
  • 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. The perplexity is why the film is so lifeless and remote. show more

  • The film is plush and passionate and graced with elegant performances. Best is that of Emma Thompson as Brideshead's matriarch, Lady Marchmain, who resembles a cross between Helen Mirren's Queen Elizabeth II and Pope Benedict. show more

  • Although it has its involving moments, the watered-down Waugh fails to make any kind of lasting connection. show more

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