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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)



Critic Consensus: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies manages to wring a few fun moments out of its premise, but never delivers the thoroughly kooky mashup its title suggests.

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A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Reilly) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield.more
Rating: PG-13 (for zombie violence and action, and brief suggestive material)
Genre: Horror, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Burr Steers
In Theaters:
Sony Pictures


Lily James
as Elizabeth Bennet
Lena Headey
as Lady Catherine de Bo...
Jack Huston
as Mr. Wickham
Douglas Booth
as Mr. Bingley
Matt Smith (XI)
as Mr. Collins
Charles Dance
as Mr. Bennet
Dolly Wells
as Mrs. Featherstone
Sam Riley
as Mr. Darcy
Suki Waterhouse
as Kitty Bennet
Bella Heathcote
as Jane Bennet
Hermione Corfield
as Cassandra Feathersto...
Emma Greenwell
as Caroline Bingley
Aisling Loftus
as Charlotte Lucas
Ellie Bamber
as Lydia Bennet
Sally Phillips
as Mrs. Bennet
Ryan Oliva
as Wilhelm
Millie Brady
as Mary Bennet
Eva Bell
as Louisa
Charlie Anson
as Mr. Hurst
Robert Fyfe
as Butler Edwin
Kate Doherty
as Mrs. Kenicot
Pippa Haywood
as Mrs. Long
Bessie Cursons
as Lady Anne de Bourgh
Morfydd Clark
as Georgiana
Pooky Quesnel
as Mrs. Phillips
Richard Braine
as Black Suited Man
Robert Morgan
as Mr. Phillips
Angus Kennedy
as Mr. Kingston
Michael Cole
as Sentry 2
Daniel Cohen
as Young Soldier
Rebecca Scott
as Penny McGregor
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Critic Reviews for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

All Critics (85) | Top Critics (35)

This is a perfect film for our mash-up/viral culture in which short, clever, easily digestible bits of entertainment are passed along giddily from friend to friend. But most shareable YouTube videos run a couple minutes. "Zombies" is much, much longer.

Full Review… | February 5, 2016
The New Republic
Top Critic

An unexpected and off-kilter treat, thanks to a BBC-quality cast and (un)deadpan humor.

Full Review… | February 5, 2016
Top Critic

Maybe someone else can crack the code to the ultimate Austen mash-up when the inevitable "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" adaption comes along.

Full Review… | February 5, 2016
Top Critic

Both pride and prejudice still play their parts, but now in service to one tediously repeated joke: the sight of a gentleman or a lady, together or alone, playing cards or ballroom dancing, fatally swarmed by devouring zombies.

Full Review… | February 5, 2016
New York Times
Top Critic

Like its source material - a loose term if there ever was one - Steers's movie is a failure across multiple fronts.

Full Review… | February 5, 2016
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

As clever as it is iconoclastic, this bloody good satire tickled me by overturning much, but not all, of what we admire in Jane Austen's original.

Full Review… | February 5, 2016
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Say what you will, but I've never read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. That said, I've clearly become familiar with the story over the years and have seen some of the many adaptations namely Joe Wright's 2005 film starring Kiera Knightley. Say what you will, but I did read Seth Grahame-Smith's 2010 novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and kind of loved it, but the 2012 movie adaptation was less than satisfying. Given I knew Grahame-Smith's debut novel would also get the movie treatment I decided not to give it a look with the fact I'd never read Austen's original text also weighing on my decision. And so, going into Pride and Prejudice and Zombies I looked forward to seeing if a film version of one of Grahame-Smith's parody/mashup novels could be turned into an entertaining movie or if it would still be little more than a good idea even without knowing the depth of the original text. Of course, much of Grahame-Smith's novel from which this film is based is apparently text taken directly from the Austen classic only with elements of modern zombie fiction inserted throughout. So, one could say if you know Pride and Prejudice it isn't hard to imagine what Pride and Prejudice and Zombies might be. That's true. It isn't. Strangely enough though, it isn't the fact the story doesn't have to be outrageously creative in order to weave the zombie narrative through it, but more simply how much the movie embraces that aspect. Director Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down, 17 Again) has crafted a film with its tongue planted firmly in its cheek, but does so without ever going too far. Sure, the movie is aware of what it is, but it never becomes a parody of itself in that it goes to certain lengths to highlight its unique premise while never giving cause to laugh at it. In short, the film is cool enough to laugh with us at its absurdities and for that it packs a fun enough punch as far as action/adventure movies go. All in all though, the film is simply decent. While it exudes style at certain points and embraces itself fully that still doesn't necessarily mean it executes itself well and when it comes to following through on the promise of the premise with such spectacle this film version falls short and unfortunately feels rather fatigued by the time we cross the finish line.

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Philip Price
Philip Price

Super Reviewer

this wasn't as terrible as i was expecting, but it wasn't very good. it's an interesting concept that would be difficult to execute well.

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