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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. 100
    The movie is well cast from top to bottom; like many British films, it benefits from the genius of its supporting players.
  2. 100
    Jane Austen's novel has been rejiggered into a jaunty romantic comedy that leaves us as incandescently happy as its characters.
  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. Reviewed by: Debera Carlton Harrell
    It is historically evocative, visually transporting and an exuberant romantic comedy that adheres to its source while spinning its own artful energy.
  5. 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. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    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. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    The moviemakers are accomplished enough to make something coherent out of this tonal mishmash, but I was left with a "was this trip really necessary" feeling for all that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 127
  2. Negative: 25 out of 127
  1. HollyN.
    Mar 2, 2006
    One of the greatest movies ever made!!!!
  2. MikeC.
    Jan 15, 2007
    This is one of the best romantic movies ever made. Completely enchanting.
  3. Aug 23, 2012
    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
    An extraordinary telling of a remarkable love story. Only the first few minutes were OTT.
  5. RebekahW.
    Aug 18, 2006
    i thought this was a very good film and that Kiera Knightleys performance was absolutly brilliant, you could not have cast a better Lizzie. I must however say that i was disapponted at best with Mttherw MacFadyen's attempts at the character of Mr. Darcy. All in all however a good film which i have no shame in saying i have watched numerous times! Expand
  6. SusanneR.
    Nov 18, 2005
    Better than I thought given the two parameter. The A&E mini-series still rules.
  7. MarcTorny
    Nov 17, 2005
    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 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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