• PG, 2 hr. 16 min.
  • Drama, Romance, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Ang Lee
    In Theaters:
    Dec 14, 1995 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 1, 1998
  • Columbia Pictures


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Sense and Sensibility Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

September 7, 2011
Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media

A lush and witty telling of Jane Austen's novel.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2011

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

December 27, 2010


A stylish, witty and substantial adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

January 30, 2009

TV Guide's Movie Guide

For once, Thompson turns in a gimmick-free performance, and the rest of the actors range from fine to fabulous.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

January 30, 2009
Todd McCarthy
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Thompson's script manages the neat trick of preserving the necessary niceties and decorum of civilized behavior of the time while still cutting to the dramatic quick.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 30, 2009
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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I can't say I remembered this 1995 feature too clearly a couple of days later; but I certainly had a good time as I watched it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 9, 2007
Michael Dequina
Film Threat

A little funny, a bit sad, an all-around entertaining.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 20, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Thompson and Winslet give fine performances ably supported by the rest of the ensemble.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Unlike most of the usual rolling hills, costume period drama, Merchant-Ivory type, century-old novel movies, Sense and Sensibility succeeds quite handily.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 26, 2006
Michael Dequina

A little funny, a bit sad, and all-around entertaining.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 10, 2005
Rebecca Murray

| Original Score: 3/5

July 6, 2005
Emanuel Levy

Though old-fashioned, this version of Austen's popular book is most enjoyable due to Ang Lee's skillfull helming, Emma Thompson's astute screenplay, which deservedly won the Oscar, and excellent ensemble headed by Thompson and Kate Winslet.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

June 20, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 3/5

November 19, 2004
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

| Original Score: 3/5

September 2, 2003
Michael Szymanski

| Original Score: 4/5

July 8, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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We need no further proof that this material is ageless.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 5/5

May 21, 2003
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

Enduring love, heartbreak, undying passion and bitter betrayal. What more could you ask from Jane Austen, and for that matter, from a film?

| Original Score: 4/4

May 14, 2003
Dragan Antulov

Seeing a world that seems kinder, gentler, nobler and simpler to our own can have its own theraputic value.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

April 3, 2003
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A host of fine performances support the great screenplay, photography and editing of the film.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 4/4

March 27, 2003
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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Demonstrates how little humankind has evolved in matters of the heart.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
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