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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Reviews

August 10, 2018
The movie is comfort food through and through, as wholesome and predictable as a Sunday roast and as sickly sweet as sticky toffee pudding.
August 10, 2018
Though the subject matter could've been developed into a more challenging and provocative yarn, this film's chief aim is escapism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 10, 2018
A movie... you don't so much watch as wear like a slanket.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 9, 2018
An old-school, old-fashioned entertainment, a romantic drama bursting with scenic vistas and earnest charm that contains just enough mystery to keep us involved.
April 25, 2018
This handsomely shot, elegant and engaging film by and large avoids the cloying winsomeness of its title to paint a vivid portrait of an era...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 20, 2018
Just reading the cutesy title made me lose the will to live halfway through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 19, 2018
The pity is that the film is directed by Mike Newell, who made one of the greatest romantic movies, Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 19, 2018
The result is a film that, while perfectly enjoyable on its own terms, becomes every bit as cosy, nostalgic and superficial as the title suggests it is going to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 19, 2018
Every location in this irresistible romantic mystery is like a little mini-break for the soul, every costume and piece of set-dressing nibble-ably gorgeous, and every character a pleasure to keep company with, even the rotters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 18, 2018
While it's mainly a love story, it's also an act of homage to the stimulation and consolation to be had from books.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 18, 2018
This is a movie made with the cool calculation of a lab experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
April 18, 2018
They've disentangled the novel's dramatic and romantic complications to a fault; if it's possible to merely amble in place, that's what the storytelling in "Guernsey" does for protracted stretches of screen time.
April 13, 2018
Buoyed by a reliably appealing star turn from James, this handsome tearjerker mostly sidesteps the tweeness of its title to become, somehow, both an old-fashioned romance and a detective story trumpeting gender equality.