Emma Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
August 19, 2006
Suddenly you remember how merciless and cutting Austen's satire can be, even in the brutal '90s.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
January 26, 2006
When the going gets tougher the film doesn't have many answers, and the odd unsettling surge of over-emphasis betrays an eye on the American market.
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 7, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Gwyneth Paltrow makes a resplendent Emma, gliding through the film with an elegance and patrician wit that bring the young Katharine Hepburn to mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
It's not difficult to enjoy the genteel amusements Emma provides even while wishing its virtues were less wholly on the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Gwyneth Paltrow sparkles in the title role, as young Miss Woodhouse, who wants to play God in her own little patch of England.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
[Paltrow] plays the title role in Emma with wit, timing and a to-the-manor-born graciousness...It's an intelligent performance from an actress everyone was ready to dismiss as a lightweight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
This is a better-looking movie than Sense and Sensibility and one as rich in characters.
| Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Paltrow is smashing.
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Entertainment Weekly
August 2, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: B