Columbia Pictures | Release Date: December 13, 1995
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Universal acclaim based on 67 Ratings
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EmW.Feb 2, 2006
Lovely film! Laughed at the "F Major" scene when Mrs Jennings and her friend were having a giggle at the expense of Elinor Dashwood! Overall though it is a great film with superb acting. Ang Lee is a brilliant director as well.
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BlancoA.Aug 24, 2002
I definitely enjoyed this one. I think the complaints about Lee's directing (or his ability direct this subject matter) are entirely unfounded and unwarranted. Emma Thompson does an incredible acting job, and Alan Rickman is excellent as usual.
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ArtemisiaE.Nov 7, 2005
Excellent love story, Jane Austen's style of ironic writing shines through. Kudos to Ang Lee and Emma Thompson!
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ginam5Jun 15, 2013
One of my favorite movies of all time. Great writing, perfect acting, just a gorgeous movie. It gets better every time you watch it. Col. Brandon is the epitome of chivalry, wisdom and romance. Who knew Severis Snape could be so romantic? (LOL)
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JohnM.Dec 20, 2005
This is an amazing movie, true to its traditional source yet very inviting and appealing to modern audiences. The performances are uniformly excellent, Emma Thompson deserved that Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar and the direction is fluid, This is an amazing movie, true to its traditional source yet very inviting and appealing to modern audiences. The performances are uniformly excellent, Emma Thompson deserved that Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar and the direction is fluid, unfussy and very insightful. The movie looks beautiful, too. Kate Winslet is superb in her somewhat flashier role, and this movie really made me appreciate Alan Rickman. I can come back to this movie again and again. What a joy. Expand
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JennaT.Dec 11, 2007
This movie was well acted out. Some parts make you horribly mad and yelling at the TV like when Willoughby left but other than that it was good.
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SpangleJun 30, 2016
Brilliant film. Sense and Sensibility is romantic, funny, and fantastically crafted. Flush to the brim with phenomenal acting turns, Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, and Alan Rickman, all stand out the most with absolutely delightful performancesBrilliant film. Sense and Sensibility is romantic, funny, and fantastically crafted. Flush to the brim with phenomenal acting turns, Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, and Alan Rickman, all stand out the most with absolutely delightful performances in this film. Additionally, the writing is great with well crafted, multi-dimensional characters across the board. The production and costume design here are also pitch perfect, as well as the 18th century medicinal techniques shown in the film. All really capture the period and help to put you into the film even more. In this tale of love and class, Sense and Sensibility does a great job creating realistic romances that really do break your heart when they fail and make you smile when they work. This is ultimately its great success: its authenticity. Overall, Sense and Sensibility is one of the best adaptations of Jane Austen's work. Expand
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YoonC.Sep 15, 2003
Fine and professional adaptation of literary classic. Still, more efficient than effective as drama and more respectable than resplendant as art. First rate but very safe and conservative filmmaking.
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BinkiJun 24, 2011
Really cool movie! Emma Thompson is incredible. Good adaptation of this masterpiece of Jane Austen. In my opinion, much better than Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightley's version).
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EpicLadySpongeApr 30, 2016
Sense and Sensibility is what this movie has got to keep up the logical sensibility to save the movie from not making any sense. See this if you have both sense and sensibility.
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PatC.Jan 15, 2004
It's the usual plethora of worldly concerns out at the Manor. Who's going to get the property? Who's sleeping with whose uncle? Is it too early for tea? Who's job security depends on the tea arriving on schedule? What It's the usual plethora of worldly concerns out at the Manor. Who's going to get the property? Who's sleeping with whose uncle? Is it too early for tea? Who's job security depends on the tea arriving on schedule? What ensues is formal banter with the propriety and finesse of fencing. An apparently idle tongue suddenly draws blood. An imminent spinster envies the dog chained and forgotten behind the stable because the dog, not repressed by the burden of good manners, is at least allowed to bark. Anyway, the characters are self-important. No need to be sidetracked with the frivolity of their lives. Just start in by following the dialogue and interplay of facial expressions. If you appreciate good acting for actings' sake, and can allow that such scripting may exist simply to facilitate such, you will like this show. It's really good that way. Very fine. There's similar-themed movies also characterized by good acting. This one's better. It's that good. Got it? You may actually wind up caring for these characters, though in your relative circumstances you live in squalor. Watch out for that Emma Thompson. She's crafty. She'll blindside you with some sudden mannerism, you get sucked in, & next thing you know you've burned dinner. When the smoke clears you'll see that even the priviledged and inconsequential need forgiveness. Expand
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