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Pride and Prejudice (2005)



Critic Consensus: 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 (Simon Woods), has moved into a nearby estate. Eager to see if a match can be made, the Bennets bring their daughters Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) and Jane (Rosamund Pike) to a ball thrown by their new neighbor to see if sparks will fly. Jane seems to like Charles, and he appears to feel the same, but Elizabeth takes an immediate dislike to Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen), Charles' egocentric best friend. While Elizabeth is infatuated with military man Lt. Wickham (Rupert Friend) and finds herself courted by William Collins (Tom Hollander), a well-meaning but drab man of the cloth, fate causes Elizabeth and Darcy to frequently cross paths, and while they don't care for one another, they can't stop thinking about each other, either. Pride & Prejudice also stars Jena Malone, Judi Dench, and Penelope Wilton. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: PG (for some mild thematic elements)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Deborah Moggach
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 28, 2006
Box Office: $38.3M
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Keira Knightley
as Elizabeth Bennet
Brenda Blethyn
as Mrs. Bennet
Talulah Riley
as Mary Bennet
Rosamund Pike
as Jane Bennet
Jena Malone
as Lydia Bennet
Carey Mulligan
as Kitty Bennet
Tom Hollander
as Mr. Collins
Simon Woods
as Mr. Bingley
Judi Dench
as Lady Catherine de Bo...
Peter Wight
as Mr. Gardiner
Rupert Friend
as Lt. Wickham
Kelly Reilly
as Caroline Bingley
Penelope Wilton
as Mrs. Gardiner
Jay Simpson
as Meryton Milliner
Sylvester Morand
as Sir William Lucas
Tamzin Merchant
as Georgiana Darcy
Claudie Blakley
as Charlotte Lucas
Roy Holder
as Mr. Hill
Cornelius Booth
as Col. Fitzwilliam
Janet Whiteside
as Mrs. Hill
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Critic Reviews for Pride and Prejudice

All Critics (171) | Top Critics (42)

This movie was stuffy, boring, cumbersome and all around annoying to me.

Full Review… | July 31, 2012
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.

Full Review… | November 15, 2011
Empire Magazine

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

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

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

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

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

Full Review… | April 17, 2009

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Full Review… | June 21, 2007

Audience Reviews for Pride and Prejudice


A very good movie. I will get ridiculed by my friends but this was well worth the time i spent watching it

John Manard

Super Reviewer


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...

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


This film really took me by surprise, not by how good it was, but by how much I liked it. This excellent film completely took me in and I absolutely loved it.

There's really not much to say about this one. The story is great, and brilliantly adapted from the famous Jane Austen novel. The cinematography is excellent, as are the props, costumes, are truly transported into the era. The music is good; the writing is good; the cast is good...everything about this film is good.

Special mention must go to Keira Knightley Oscar nominated performance. It really was that good! She's an actress that I highly respect and enjoy despite the skeptics that accuse her of not being that great of an actress. But her performance here is proof of her talents. I loved her in this film!

Pride & Prejudice is an excellent film! A must see!

Jameson Worley

Super Reviewer

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