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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. 100
    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. Reviewed by: Debera Carlton Harrell
    83
    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
    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: 97 out of 129
  2. Negative: 25 out of 129
  1. NikkiD.
    Feb 1, 2006
    10
    This movie was completly amazing! Kiera Knightley was stunning and Matthew MacFadyen superb! It is by far, as some are saying, the best movie This movie was completly amazing! Kiera Knightley was stunning and Matthew MacFadyen superb! It is by far, as some are saying, the best movie of the year!! I saw it three times and each time it just gets better. You will fall in love with Elizabeth Bennet's beautiful, strong, daring personality and the mysterious hearthrob, Mr Darcy, who shows his true colors as the movie builds and develops into a heartwarming, funny, engrossing tale of romance. The worst part of it all was that it had to end! Expand
  2. MikeC.
    Jan 15, 2007
    10
    This is one of the best romantic movies ever made. Completely enchanting.
  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. RebekahW.
    Aug 18, 2006
    8
    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 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. RobertA.
    Nov 11, 2005
    6
    P and P "Lite" - It felt like it was made for the WB network. Not much dialogue, lots of swirling camera movements. The teenage girls were P and P "Lite" - It felt like it was made for the WB network. Not much dialogue, lots of swirling camera movements. The teenage girls were having a good time, laughing and screaming at the potential love scenes. Expand
  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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