"Why this film was ever made is beyond belief....... it is not the tiniest patch on the original series. It has none of the charm, eloquence, style or class. Sebastian Flyte was beautiful, but reduced to a quasi gremlin in the film. The departures from the book reduced this to a second class film, with little sympathy for any of the characters. The beauty of Evelyn Waughs written masterpiece was destroyed both by the screenwriter and director. The money would have been better spent editting the original series into a feature length film. Shabby and way off the mark."