Sense and Sensibility Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Sense and Sensibility is an enjoyable film, and yet it left me somehow unsatisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
A lush and witty telling of Jane Austen's novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Told with deft skill and a pleasantly humorous romantic touch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Szymanski
July 8, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Sense and Sensibility is a triumph, and a film to be treasured.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Todd McCarthy
January 30, 2009
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.
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
[Sense and Sensibility is]...the first film of Jane Austen that I can remember having enjoyed.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 4, 2015
This is as lively as costume dramas get.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rebecca Murray
July 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 9, 2007
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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Exquisitely detailed and impeccably acted.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
A memorable film that brings out everything we love about these kinds of stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Thompson and Winslet give fine performances ably supported by the rest of the ensemble.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 16, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2002
Enchanting screen interpretation of Jane Austen's first novel.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
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
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
September 2, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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