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Brideshead Revisited

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Jeremy Brock

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Plot Summary

Inspired by the bestselling novel, Brideshead Revisited is a riveting drama of forbidden love, power and betrayal, featuring stunning performances by Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (Best Actress, Howard s End, 1992) and Matthew Goode (The Lookout). When the charming aristocrat Sebastian invites Charles Ryder to his family's estate, Charles becomes seduced by the opulent lifestyle of the Marchmain family, and by Julia, Sebastian's sister. As their romance deepens, repercussions follow, and Charles discovers that at Brideshead, love, money and power come at a price. It's a spellbinding story you'll want to revisit again and again.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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63%
  • Reviews Counted: 127
  • Fresh: 80
  • Rotten: 47
  • Average Rating: 6.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Those with warm memories of the BBC television serial in the 1980s will find much in this Brideshead to enjoy. – Evan Williams, The Australian, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Even if the material is familiar, even if it has been done well before, there is room in a great book for a new interpretation. – Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: With all its failings, this is an intelligent, critical film about religious faith, and that in itself is a rare achievement. – Julie Rigg, MovieTime, ABC Radio National, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Directed by Julian Jarrold from a script by Andrew Davies and Jeremy Brock, this new adaptation adroitly condenses Waugh's plot while eliminating or reversing most of his intended meanings. – Jake Wilson, The Age (Australia), Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Imperfect But Acceptable

Well, comparing with the BBC series in 1981, surely distance and difference are somehow unavoidable. But in my opinion, this film is never for people who read the novel or watched the series before. It’s for the general public.
PS Matthew Goode is indeed couldn’t be more handsome.

Too Long

This film was extremely long for no reason. Plus there was nothing interesting going on. It was very poor.

Pretty good film

it isn't an accurate representation of the novel, but it is just as classy and the world this film paints is lush and epic, full of opulence and incredible settings. This film could fit in a lot more if the story in the runtime it has, But overall, it's an astounding and outstanding film in it's own right.