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Pride & Prejudice Review

Movies.com Critics

5.0

Dave White Profile

… giddy with mushy love feelings. Read full review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    82

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie is well cast from top to bottom; like many British films, it benefits from the genius of its supporting players.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    This Pride & Prejudice is a stellar adaptation, bewitching the viewer completely and incandescently with an exquisite blend of emotion and wit.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Keira Knightley, in a witty, vibrant, altogether superb performance, plays Lizzie's sparky, questing nature as a matter of the deepest personal sacrifice.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Ray Bennett

    Turns Jane Austen's nimble satire into a lumbering gothic romance.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    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.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 11+

Gorgeous Jane Austen adaptation; fine for tweens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the movie includes discussions of marriage for money. Set in 19th century England, it offers a mostly gentle, sometimes incisive critique of class and gender systems. Characters drink at a party, make sexual allusions, and argue with one another concerning money and romance.

  • Families can talk about Elizabeth's rebelliousness: How does she worry her mother but also inspire her father's loyalty? How do the parents handle their disagreement about Elizabeth's choices? How does Elizabeth protect her sisters, and how does Darcy seem like a worthy match for her? They can also compare the movie to the book. How does this Elizabeth compare to the one they imagined?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Not an issue

  • sex false0

    Sex: Some clever verbal references to sexual desire, some rain-soaked declarations of sexual tension and then desire.

  • language false0

    Language: One use of "ass."

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Some social drinking at parties.

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