Gosford Park

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Released 2001

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Director:
Robert Altman (I)
Released:
2001
Rating:
R
Gosford Park is a 2001 English mansion mystery directed by famed filmmaker Robert Altman and starring a talented ensemble cast. The story takes place in 1932 at a large country house in England. A large party of wealthy Americans and Britons are spending a weekend on holiday at the mansion. The film follows both the wealthy guests who attend glamorous dinners each evening and spend the days shooting in the countryside, as well as the servants who have traveled with the guests. When one of the guests is stabbed to death, the complicated personal relationships between the many guests and servants are revealed, and a quirky Inspector is brought in to help discover the murderer. Eileen Atkins, Stephen Fry, Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, and Emily Watson are among the many acclaimed actors who appear in this entertaining murder mystery. Gosford Park was applauded by reviewers and received over sixty nominations for international film awards.

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    A virtuoso ensemble piece to rival the director's "Nashville" and "Short Cuts" in its masterly interweaving of multiple characters and subplots.

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    It's the style of the thing, not the plot, that is the attraction here, the great way the cast has with the snarky dialogue.

  • 90

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Taking advantage of a splendid cast, a sharply focused script and the fresh English setting, "Gosford Park" emerges as one of the most satisfying of Robert Altman's numerous ensemb...

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