Pride & Prejudice

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82

Universal acclaim - based on 37 Critics What's this?

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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 493 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Keira Knightley, in a witty, vibrant, altogether superb performance, plays Lizzie's sparky, questing nature as a matter of the deepest personal sacrifice.
  2. The appealing Knightley goes in a promising young actress and comes out a star, but the faultless cast of veterans and fresh-faced newcomers imbues every character with flawed and immensely appealing humanity.
  3. There's something more REAL about this version, more human, more lived-in; though their words may have been penned 200 years ago, when Austen was a young woman writing about her idealized self, this cast and crew nudge the material into the now.
  4. It is historically evocative, visually transporting and an exuberant romantic comedy that adheres to its source while spinning its own artful energy.
  5. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    80
    Still, the cynosure of all eyes is honest, articulate Elizabeth, her own woman in an era when women belonged to men, and at the same time full of love. Lizzie is the best, and Keira Knightley does right by her.
  6. 75
    This weekend, forget "Jarhead" - two hours of guys playing grab-ass in the shower and no chicks. If you're lucky, you can con your girlfriend into seeing Pride & Prejudice.
  7. Turns Jane Austen's nimble satire into a lumbering gothic romance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 131
  2. Negative: 25 out of 131
  1. HollyN.
    Mar 2, 2006
    10
    One of the greatest movies ever made!!!!
  2. NatalieL.
    Jan 29, 2007
    10
    Director Joe Wright is one to watch! The cinematography was grand yet not afraid to get down into the dirt; this movie truly deserved its Director Joe Wright is one to watch! The cinematography was grand yet not afraid to get down into the dirt; this movie truly deserved its Best Picture nomination. Magnificently sweeping, I fell in love with the English countryside. I was heartbroken to see it end despite its two hours. This movie hardly deserves the red-level ratings other reviewers gave it. I hate to think that all the women who rated this curiously low did so because they felt personally threatened by Keira Knightley. Expand
  3. Aug 23, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is the best adapted screenplay that i've ever seen, it even surpass the novel, i think. Keira's performance is perfect, every movement shows Elizabeth's archness and thoughtfulness. Just like Atonement, Pride & Prejudice is a typical Joe Wright's film, delicate and creative. Expand
  4. BruceM.
    Jan 26, 2006
    9
    An extraordinary telling of a remarkable love story. Only the first few minutes were OTT.
  5. MartinJ.
    Sep 21, 2007
    8
    The U.S. ending is just awful - I liked much more the European one.
  6. SusanneR.
    Nov 18, 2005
    6
    Better than I thought given the two parameter. The A&E mini-series still rules.
  7. MarcTorny
    Nov 17, 2005
    0
    I'm curious why the New Yorker review is not listed here. Could it be because it isn't clear whether Anthony Lane liked or dislikedI'm curious why the New Yorker review is not listed here. Could it be because it isn't clear whether Anthony Lane liked or disliked the film? He finishes his review by saying something to the effect that 'any resemblence to the Jane Austen novel is purely coincidental'. I'm not sure what that means, frankly. Expand

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