Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) | Release Date: July 26, 1940 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
84
METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 9 Critic Reviews
Positive:
7
Mixed:
2
Negative:
0
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MGM's 1940 Pride and Prejudice holds up better than you might expect as a prime example of Hollywood studio gentility in the '30s and '40s. [11 Aug 1996, p.74]
100
As the current Emma testifies, Jane Austen continues to knock them dead but nothing beats the high gloss of impeccable studio craftsmanship that elevates this Laurence Olivier-Greer Garson vehicle. [03 Apr 2020, p.E1]
88
Even if you think you've sampled all Jane Austen has to offer on screen, you still may jump at the chance to see Pride and Prejudice. [29 Aug 1996, p.7A]
70
Animated and bouncing, the movie is more Dickens than Austen; once one adjusts to this, it's a happy and carefree viewing experience.
40
VarietyStaff (Not Credited)
The film is something less than satisfactory entertainment, despite lavish settings, costumes, and an acting ensemble of unique talent.