EMMA.

critic Reviews

87% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score87%
  • Other adaptations may do a better job of consistently capturing the spirit of the classic source material, but Jane Austen fans should still find a solid match in this Emma.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    The movie is handsomely mounted and consistently engaging. Yes, the story is familiar but part of the charm is seeing how key scenes have been re-envisioned by the filmmakers.
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    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    There's a real energy to this adaptation.
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    Johanna SchnellerGlobe and Mail
    Emma is such a complete character that those around her often pale, but de Wilde's casting is downright vivacious.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    It takes a while for "Emma." to find its groove but once it gets there it's a delight. The source material is too good to disappoint.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    The romantic tension builds nicely in a lush-looking new adaptation.
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    Michael O'SullivanWashington Post
    Love may or may not make the world go round, but Austen's trick - repeated here by de Wilde - is in making us believe, for a minute, that matters of the heart matter more than anything else on Earth.
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    Ricardo GallegosPólvora
    Autumn de Wilde provides enough ideas and flourishes to captivate your attention. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Jason BestMarie Claire
    Austen's needle-sharp irony remains intact here, and the sumptuous costumes and settings tick all the period rom-com boxes.
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    Caitlin KennedyNightmarish Conjurings
    Emma. feels like an act of cinematic indulgence. The film is decadent, delicious, and a delight from start to finish.
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    Katie HoganVultureHound
    On the surface, this may 'look' like any other Jane Austen, costume drama but there is a sardonic humour and open awareness that is unlike other versions that came before it.
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