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Becoming Jane Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

November 17, 2011
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

With a spot-on accent and altogether charming performance, Hathaway makes another convincing statement that she has grown, as a woman and as an actress.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 14, 2009
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com

Director Julian Jarrold (Kinky Boots) struck a unique and lovely tone, managing to maintain a conventional Merchant-Ivory type look but successfully infusing it with some rather modern humor--Hathaway and McAvoy verbally sparring like an 18th century Trac

Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com | Original Score: 6/10

August 22, 2008
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...there's a feeling with Becoming Jane that we have seen it all before.... Many times.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

February 11, 2008
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

A witty, winning Austen bio for tweens and older.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

October 22, 2007
Adam Fendelman
HollywoodChicago.com

You'll enjoy it if you're the artistic, romantic type who can be seated for 120 minutes without CGI or anything getting blown up.

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

September 20, 2007
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

An enjoyable appetizer, albeit for a meal that one could argue already has far too many courses.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/5

September 8, 2007

Becoming Jane takes a stab at being a historical romance in the vein of Shakespeare in Love, but something key is missing.

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 3/5

September 2, 2007
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

A smart film about manners, money and marriage, "Becoming Jane" offers a fictional glimpse at the all-too-brief life of author Jane Austen.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 29, 2007
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com

Captures that certain romantic Jane Austen-esque spirit.

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

August 25, 2007
Stax
IGN Movies

Becoming Jane may fudge the facts, but it finds the more compelling emotional truth.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 22, 2007
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee

There's something refreshingly spare and rough-hewn about this big-screen experience.

Full Review Source: Fresno Bee | Original Score: A

August 22, 2007

If you're a Jane Austen fan, your sense and sensibility will demand you check this out.

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

August 18, 2007
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... it seems uncharitable to deny poor Jane Austen this chaste, hypothetical affair

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 86/100

August 17, 2007
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Take Jane out of the equation -- replace her with any of your basic period-piece-romantic-costume-drama heroines -- and you're left with mere trifle.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B-

August 14, 2007
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

While Becoming Jane is too much of a prologue to the writing Austen, it is an impeccably crafted imagining of a young woman seeking love at a time when women were so often 'better than their circumstances.'

August 14, 2007
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News

Think of this scenario as a smart, witty, well-acted romance novel that has sprung to life on the big screen with some restraint and a decent amount of dignity.

| Original Score: 3/4

August 10, 2007
Deborah Day
Premiere Magazine

The reality of love's disappointments enriches the film's heroine, who never married in real life, and brings a 200-year-old figure into living focus.

Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

August 10, 2007
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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Hathaway never makes us think the woman could write anything more complex than a diet book.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 10, 2007
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Taken as speculative fiction, it is thoroughly satisfying.

August 10, 2007
Gary Susman
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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October 18, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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August 4, 2007
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