ReelViews for movies with music written by 'Marcelo Zarvos'
The movie is replete with bloody encounters, sly asides, and one-liners, but the tone is awkward and uneven.
Never resorts to the kind of patronizing inspiration that has tripped up more than a few of these well-intentioned productions.
Despite being blessed with well-designed period sets and top-tier acting, this collaboration between writer Julian Fellowes and director Michael Engler is dramatically inert.
Brilliantly scripted and powerfully acted and deserves to be seen by all who care about great performances and emotional impact.