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An Education Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Carey Mulligan announces herself as a major name to watch.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

January 26, 2014
Jason Best
Movie Talk

An Education deserves high marks. You could argue that the central relationship ought to seem sleazier, but Danish director Lone Scherfig perfectly captures the era's look and mood, Hornby's Oscar-nominated script is deft and the performances are spot on

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

August 2, 2012
Dave White
Movies.com

Nick Hornby's screenplay is funny and sweet and 1000 percent English in that catnip-to-American-audiences way he's so good at already.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 4, 2011
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

Mulligan possesses Audrey Hepburn-like radiance, but the 22-year-old actress looks so young, it's hard to perceive David as anything but creepy.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas CityLife

January 31, 2011
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

You could do a lot worse than spend 100 minutes with Ms. Mulligan. Movie fans, I give you a woman worth educating yourself on.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 4/5

October 27, 2010
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Humility, that most educational of human qualities, is earned and wisdom is gained, making An Education not only an entertaining picture, but an enlightening one as well.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

August 7, 2010
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

... attempts to impress audiences with its worldliness, but it comes off instead as an awkward, unformed teen fantasy run amok.

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 34/100

June 29, 2010
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

A star turn by Carey Mulligan playing a 16-year-old who gets charmed (and, uh, educated) by a suspiciously alluring older man, the excellent Peter Sarsgaard.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B+

March 31, 2010
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

Trite, whitewashed, simplistic, and sexless.

Full Review Source: Projection Booth

March 6, 2010
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

An unusually nuanced and mature depiction of one of those hoary movie fantasies: the older man who gets the much, much younger woman.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 27, 2010
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Played with great wit and depth by the 24-year-old British actress Carey Mulligan.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

February 16, 2010
Luke Y. Thompson
E! Online

Odds have it, as of this writing, that the Best Actress Oscar race will probably come down to Meryl Streep versus Sandra Bullock, but neither of them carries their respective movie quite as ably as Mulligan does here.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: A-

February 2, 2010
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

An Education showcases several fine performances in this story about the dangers of youthful cleverness.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B+

January 31, 2010
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

It's not a perfect movie, but it is an enjoyable one.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 3/4

January 12, 2010
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

[Mulligan] brightens what could be considered a common lesson in youth vs. maturity, and makes it one worth sharing.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 7/10

January 10, 2010
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

Carey Mulligan deserves serious Oscar consideration for her work in An Education.

Full Review Source: What Would Toto Watch? | Original Score: 3/4

December 20, 2009

It was hard to watch Jenny fall so easily to chaotic neutral David, but it was deliriously romantic as well. He wears down our resistance and we fall for him too.

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 18, 2009
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

As a fan of the great kitchen-sink dramas and British coming-of-age films of the 1960s, I loved this throwback to that glorious time in British filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Atlantic City Weekly | Original Score: 3/4

December 18, 2009
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

The film's greatest strength may well be how Sarsgaard's David, in concert with Hornby and Scherfig, seduces the audience along with Jenny, promising the world and leaving temptingly unlocked a Pandora's Box of social ambiguity.

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

December 18, 2009
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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You may think you know where the film is going, but its ecstasy and heartbreak will stick with you afterward. It's one of the year's best.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

December 15, 2009
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