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Pride and Prejudice (2005)



Average Rating: 7.7/10
Reviews Counted: 171
Fresh: 146 | Rotten: 25

Sure, it's another adaptation of cinema's fave Jane Austen novel, but key performances and a modern filmmaking sensibility make this familiar period piece fresh and enjoyable.


Average Rating: 7.5/10
Critic Reviews: 42
Fresh: 36 | Rotten: 6

Sure, it's another adaptation of cinema's fave Jane Austen novel, but key performances and a modern filmmaking sensibility make this familiar period piece fresh and enjoyable.



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Jane Austen's perennially popular story of the game of love among the British upper classes returns to the screen in this polished film adaptation. The Bennets (Brenda Blethyn and Donald Sutherland) are the parents of five daughters near the close of the 18th century. Comfortable within their means but well short of rich, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet are looking for suitable husbands for their girls, and they are encouraged to learn that an eligible young bachelor from a wealthy family, Charles Bingley


Drama, Romance, Comedy

Deborah Moggach

Feb 28, 2006


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All Critics (171) | Top Critics (42) | Fresh (146) | Rotten (25) | DVD (24)

It's a fitfully engaging romance, it's just not Pride and Prejudice.

December 17, 2005 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (5)
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Keira's cat-smile suggests such supernal all-knowingness that, with Austen's adapted dialogue (via Deborah Moggach) tripping off her tongue, she comes off as an eighteenth-century Maureen Dowd.

December 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture
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Wright wastes no time in squeezing the plot into his just-over-two hours running time, but the film never feels rushed, particularly when so much of it is spent watching and waiting, as the characters come to understand the world they live in.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: AV Club
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Dare I say that even Jane Austen herself would have delighted in the final triumph of Ms. Knightley's quick-witted Elizabeth in this film? Yes, I do, and all the highbrow and middlebrow cinephobes of the world be damned.

November 30, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Observer
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I just feel like I've seen this so many times.

November 14, 2005 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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As historically authentic-looking as Pride & Prejudice is, it has far more invested in emotional authenticity -- you feel engaged every moment.

November 11, 2005 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)
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This movie was stuffy, boring, cumbersome and all around annoying to me.

July 31, 2012 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

oe Wright should be applauded for delivering a vividly realised Austen adap -- one which confirms Knightley has graduated from the Jackie Bisset of the '00s to this decade's Julie Christie.

November 15, 2011 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

OMG I loved this movie so much that I have to turn in my Manly Man Club ID card now.

April 4, 2011 Full Review Source:

Pride and Prejudice is a gorgeous and well-acted adaptation.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Director Joe Wright's filmic rendition of Jane Austin's classic novel is sumptuous but never fussy.

April 17, 2009 Full Review Source:

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June 21, 2007 Full Review Source:

Quite literally, a delightful surprise.

February 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

... the classic chick flick story long before any flick found the word chick.

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source:

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October 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

Luminous visuals, subtle thematic statements, and fine acting. A lovely period piece that surely will stand the test of time.

September 27, 2006
Christianity Today

Una película irónica y romántica, con lujos de ambientación y fotografía, fiel al espíritu de la novela de Jane Austen en que se basa.

April 25, 2006 Full Review Source: Uruguay Total
Uruguay Total

Breathes new life into characters and conversations never before quite wholly free from the printed page.

April 12, 2006 Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide
Decent Films Guide

The best parts of the film are the punctuation. The moments away from all that rambling clever dialogue.

March 13, 2006 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

I wasn't moved by the romance, but the lush art direction, pretty music and gorgeous cinematography did get to me.

February 27, 2006 Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal
Montreal Film Journal

I'm not saying you should love it; just respect it.

February 25, 2006 Full Review Source:

A aura de inevitabilidade da conclusão torna a experiência relativamente previsível, mas a trajetória até o desfecho é, sem dúvida alguma, repleta de charme.

February 10, 2006
Cinema em Cena

So why should non-English majors have any interest in this sort of antique romance? Because it actually is romantic, in a way that's kind of charming in its absence of contemporary wisecracking worldliness.

February 7, 2006 Full Review Source: MTV

Great adaptation of prototypical feminist tale.

January 29, 2006 Full Review Source:

It's quite 'agreeable,' as the fatuous Mr. Collins would say, but there's something disturbing about a Jane Austen adaptation that uses an ampersand as an official part of its title.

January 19, 2006 | Comments (3)
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Apparently, Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is the book whose influence just won't die.

January 8, 2006 Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Audience Reviews for Pride and Prejudice

Decent, but really not my type of movie. I would totally hate to live in that era, I can't believe women go all silly over it. I just felt cross the whole time watching the women married off and treated like cattle. Not my idea of a romantic film!
As to the cast, the highlight here is Keira. She is fantastic as Lizzie. The actor playing Darcy, I agree with a previous reviewer - he looks constipated.
Carey Milligan doesn't have a lot to do here but giggle. Jenna Malone I couldn't even recognize. The parents I found tiresome.
The movie itself looks great and there are some nice shots here.
I am very mixed on this movie. I didn't like the message a whole lot - particularly the 15 year old sister. However, I realize different times. At least Lizzie was a little older and spirited. I guess I am still thinking about it a day later, so it must work in some level...
August 10, 2012

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    1. Elizabeth Bennet: I wonder who first discovered the power of poetry in driving away love.
    2. Mr. Darcy: I thought poetry was the food of love.
    3. Elizabeth Bennet: Of a fine, stout love it may. But if it is only a vague inclination I'm convinced one poor sonnet would kill it stone dead.
    4. Mr. Darcy: So what do you recommend, to encourage affection?
    5. Elizabeth Bennet: Dancing. Even if one's partner is barely tolerable.
    – Submitted by Sarah K (8 months ago)
    1. Charlotte Lucas: Not all of us can afford to be romantic.
    – Submitted by Zeldagne L (18 months ago)
    1. Mr. Darcy: You have bewitched me in body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you.
    – Submitted by Basaure A (21 months ago)
    1. Elizabeth Bennet: From the first moment I met you, your arrogance and conceit, your selfish disdain for the feelings of others, made me realize that you were the last man in the world I could ever be prevailed upon to marry.
    – Submitted by Basaure A (21 months ago)
    1. Elizabeth Bennet: I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry. [thunder]
    – Submitted by King B (23 months ago)
    1. Elizabeth Bennet: No! No. You may only call me 'Mrs. Darcy'... when you are completely, and perfectly, and incandescently happy.
    – Submitted by Jim P (23 months ago)
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