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Becoming Jane Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Mostly just a second-rate Jane Austen story.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 10, 2007
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Unfortunately, lead actress Anne Hathaway is not suited to the role. Her Jane doesn't seem like the main character in her own story.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 2, 2007
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net

A painful experience for anyone who gets easily annoyed by the formulaic nature of Austen's writing.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 5.5/10

August 2, 2007
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Not only is that a huge stretch of the facts, it makes for a dull and overly familiar melodrama.

August 14, 2007
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Short on emotion.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

August 2, 2007
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com

Slow, boring, and I still know nothing about the real Jane Austen.

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August 1, 2007
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Jane Austen did not live the life of Elizabeth Bennett, but even if she had, there was no reason to be this bland in presenting it.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 4/10

September 12, 2007
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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[McAvoy] and Hathaway simply aren't given much to do together, and they have two long hours to do it in. Screenwriters Kevin Hood and Sarah Williams seem reluctant to risk the ire of Austenites.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

August 3, 2007
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Becoming Jane becomes a rather ordinary, though sporadically entertaining, game of dress-up.

August 10, 2007
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com

Early on, a character remarks that "Wit is the most treacherous talent of all" and based on the evidence contained within, the minds behind "Becoming Jane" are among the least treacherous people that you are likely to meet.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

August 10, 2007
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

An den to 'heis barethei [to story] tis alles ena ekatommyrio enniakosies peninta ennia hiliades triakosies eikosi dyo fores poy to 'heis ksanadei (i, an den to 'heis ksanadei), magkia soy kai kali diaskedasi, prodomenos de tha bgeis.

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 2/5

October 14, 2007
Matt Pais
Metromix.com

For people who don't know the rules of cricket or concern themselves with the romantic problems of the upper class, Becoming Jane is far from a classic.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 2, 2007
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Another British writer is given the worthy cinematic treatment, complete with an American actress in the title role and sentiment that overwhelms what should be a gritty story.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 3, 2007
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com

It's a bland, stilted, stuffy costume drama masquerading as a chick flick.

Full Review Source: www.susangranger.com | Original Score: 5/10

July 30, 2007
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

Unless you have something new to say don't say it all. Lesson learned from yet another Jane Austen re-tread that trots out its tired themes with 18th century goodness.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 31, 2007
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The sole pleasure I got was in gazing at the fancy costumes and taking in the lush grounds of the snobby Lady Gresham's estate.

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

August 24, 2007
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

without a pretext and knowledge of the classic author, much of the richness of this movie got lost

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 2/5

August 18, 2008
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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[A] moderately engaging pseudo-Brit-lit piffle.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 2, 2007
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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A triumph for Anne Hathaway, who brings to the young Jane the same jittery wide-eyed intensity she displayed in The Devil Wears Prada along with a secure British accent. She and Mr. McAvoy inject a keen intelligence into the couple's verbal jousts.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

August 3, 2007
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Explains Austen's art simply and neatly: too simply, in fact, to do justice to such a brilliant observer of social manners and hypocrisies and weaver of complex, romantic moral tales.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

August 3, 2007
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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October 18, 2008
Gary Susman
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

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August 4, 2007
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